Ella Fitzgerald - Basin Street Blues Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald Lullabies of Birdland cover art
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Won't you come along with me
To the Mississippi
We'll take a boat to the land of dreams
Steam down the river, down to New Orleans

The band's there to meet us
Old friends there to greet us
Where all the proud and elite folks meet
Heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street

Basin Street is the street
Where the best folks always meet
In New Orleans, land of dreams
You'll never know how nice it seems
Or just how much it really means

Glad to be, oh yes-sire
Where welcome's free and dear to me
Where I can lose, lose my Basin Street Blues

Basin Street, oh Basin Street
Is the street, mama (scat)
New Orleans, land of dreams
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 2 Rough Ridin'
  • 3 Angel Eyes
  • 4 Smooth Sailing
  • 5 Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 6 Later
  • 7 Ella Hums the Blues
  • 8 How High the Moon
  • 9 Basin Street Blues
  • 10 Air Mail Special
  • 11 Flying Home


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Greg Giampa, Michael Nehra
    album: Track 9 in album Lullabies of Birdland
    release date: 1955
    popularity : 96 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz
    styles: Swing/Easy Listening
    length: 3:08
    composer: Spencer Williams
    lyricist: Spencer Williams
    Album Information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin