Basin Street Blues Lyrics

Louis Armstrong


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Spencer Williams
album: Track 11 in album 1 heure avec Louis Armstrong
release date: 1986
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length: 3:17
drums: Zutty Singleton
cornet: Louis Armstrong
trombone: Fred Robinson
clarinet: Jimmy Strong
tenor saxophone: Jimmy Strong
celesta: Earl Hines
piano: Earl Hines
banjo: Mancy "Peck" Carr
vocal: Louis Armstrong
composer: William Christopher Handy
lyricist: William Christopher Handy

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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-sirree
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
New Orleans, land of dreams

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Mack the knife - A theme from the Threepenny Opera
  • 2 Aint't misbehavin'
  • 3 West end blues
  • 4 Royal garden blues
  • 5 Basin street blues
  • 6 Muskrat ramble
  • 7 Black and blue
  • 8 St Louis blues
  • 9 Cabaret - From the musical production Cabaret
  • 10 Blueberry Hill
  • 11 Twelfth street rag
  • 12 On the sunny side of the street
  • 13 Tiger rag