Basin Street Blues Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Greg Giampa, Michael Nehra
album: Track 9 in album Lullabies of Birdland
release date: 1955
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Swing/Easy Listening
length: 3:08

Cover Art

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