Pearl of the Quarter Lyrics - Steely Dan

Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
release date: 1973-7
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:52
writer: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
On the water down in New Orleans
My baby's the pearl of the quarter
She's a charmer like you never seen
Singing voulez vous
Where the sailor spend his hard-earned pay
Red beans and rice for a quarter
You can see her almost any day
singing voulez vous

And if you hear from my Louise
Won't you tell her I love her so
Please make it clear
When her day is done
She got a place to go

I walked alone down the miracle mile
I met my baby by the shine of the martyr
She stole my heart with her Cajun smile
Singing voulez vous
She loved the million dollar words I say
She loved the candy and the flowers that I bought her
She said she loved me and was on her way
Singing voulez vous


Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bodhisattva
  • 2 Razor Boy
  • 3 The Boston Rag
  • 4 Your Gold Teeth
  • 5 Show Biz Kids
  • 6 My Old School
  • 7 Pearl of the Quarter
  • 8 King of the World