Ella Fitzgerald - Basin Street Blues Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald Lullabies of Birdland cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Greg Giampa, Michael Nehra
release date: 1955
popularity : 135 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Swing/Easy Listening
length: 3:08
composer: Spencer Williams
lyricist: Spencer Williams
Lyrics
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

  • Album Information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin