Moon Over Bourbon Street



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 9 in album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
release date: 1985-6-1
popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Reggae Funk / Soul
styles: Jazz-Rock/Pop Rock/Jazzdance/Smooth Jazz
length: 4:01
producer: Sting and Pete Smith
drums: Omar Hakim
vocal: Sting
mixer: Pete Smith and Jim Scott
engineer: Jim Scott and Pete Smith
arranger: Dominic Muldowney
bass: Darryl Jones
background vocals: Janice Pendarvis and Dolette McDonald
guitar: Sting
keyboard: Kenny Kirkland
saxophone: Branford Marsalis
additional synclavier: Danny Quatrochi
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
barcode: 075021375017
script: Latin

Cover Art

Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles cover art


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There's a moon over bourbon street tonight
I've no choice but to follow that call
I pray everyday to be strong
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet

I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb
And you'll only see me walking by the light of the moon
I've the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest
While there's a moon over bourbon street
She walks everyday through the streets of New Orleans
I have stood many times outside her window at night
How could I be this way when I pray to god above
Oh you'll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  • 2 Love Is the Seventh Wave
  • 3 Russians
  • 4 Children's Crusade
  • 5 Shadows in the Rain
  • 6 We Work the Black Seam
  • 7 Consider Me Gone
  • 8 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • 9 Moon Over Bourbon Street
  • 10 Fortress Around Your Heart