little did i know lyrics – sammy kershaw

(billy mccovery/greg crowe/dave gibson)

little jolena, a dark haired darlin’
skin of ivory, angel eyes
every man in louisiana wanted her sweet love
but she swore on the bible, she was all mine

hey little did i know, she was wild as the bayou
catch a man on a cane pole, hang his heart on the line
i thought i could hold her, me oh my oh
little did i know, she had bigger fish to fry

my brother tried to warn me, mama she scorned me
my friends all told me, i was under her spell
but i wouldn’t listen, i was lovesick
without jolena life would be a living h*ll

hey little did i know, she was wild as the bayou
catch a man on a cane pole, hang his heart on the line
i thought i could hold her, me oh my oh
little did i know, she had bigger fish to fry

at the church in the wildwood standin’ at the alter
little jolena never showed
i heard later on she left with a dandy
and headed down to mexico

hey little did i know, she was wild as the bayou
catch a man on a cane pole, hang his heart on the line
i thought i could hold her, me oh my oh
little did i know, she had bigger fish to fry
hey little did i know, she had bigger fish to fry

/ sammy kershaw lyrics