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Ma cher amio

Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 28, 2000

In Reply to: Hank Williams' Jambalaya posted by Hope on December 28, 2000

: I want to find out what the phrase "Tonight I'm gonna see my machez a mio" means. I think it means, "My best friend, but I am not sure. Help!

ma is french for my
cher is french for dear
mio and amio both came up a blank in French and Spanish dictionaires. Amicus is a latin adjective meaning friendly.

Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.