Who Sang Take Me to the Mardi Gras? Paul Simon

Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin’ Simon cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Simon
release date: 1973-5
length: 3:31
producer: Paul Simon
engineer: Jerry Masters
electric guitar: Pete Carr and Jimmy Johnson
bass: David Hood
guitar: Paul Simon
co-producer: The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
horn: Onward Brass Band with Louis Cottrell
other vocals: Claude Jeter
C'mon take me to the Mardi Gras
Where the people sing and play
Where the dancing is elite
And there's music in the street
Both night and day

Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras
In the city of my dreams
You can legalize your lows
You can wear your summer clothes
In the New Orleans

And I will lay my burden down
Rest my head upon that shore
And when I wear that starry crown
I won't be wanting anymore

Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul (let it wash your soul)
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat
Of Jelly Roll

Toomba, toomba, toomba, Mardi Gras
Toomba, toomba, toomba, hey
Hey

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Kodachrome
  • 2 Tenderness
  • 3 Take Me to the Mardi Gras
  • 4 Something So Right
  • 5 One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor
  • 6 American Tune
  • 7 Was a Sunny Day
  • 8 Learn How to Fall
  • 9 St. Judy’s Comet
  • 10 Loves Me Like a Rock

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