Song of the Day #2,349: ‘Down in New Orleans’ – Dr. John

new_orleans_1This week, my family and I are vacationing in The Big Easy, enjoying a little post-Christmas getaway in one of America’s greatest cities.

I haven’t been to New Orleans in nearly two decades, so I’m really looking forward to the trip. And I’m taking a break from blogging this week as well, offering up a few songs about the city during my absence.

See you in a week for my Top 20 Songs of 2014 countdown!

In the South Land there’s a city
Way down on the river
Where the women are very pretty
And all the men deliver

They got music
It’s always playin’
Start in the day time, go all through the night

When you hear that music playin’
Hear what I’m saying, it make you feel alright

Grab somebody, come on down
Bring your paintbrush, we’re paintin’ the town
There’s some sweetness goin’ ’round
Catch it down in New Orleans

(musical intro)

We got magic, good and bad
Make you happy or make you real sad
Get everything you want, lose what you had
Down here in New Orleans

Hey partner, don’t be shy
Come on down here and give us a try
You wanna do some livin’ before you die
Do it down in New Orleans

(musical intro)

Stately homes and mansions
Of the Sugar Barons and the Cotton Kings
Rich people, poor people, all got dreams
Dreams do come true in New Orleans


One thought on “Song of the Day #2,349: ‘Down in New Orleans’ – Dr. John

  1. Dana says:

    My exposure to Dr. John has come courtesy of the Randy Newman “channel” on Pandora. And every time one of his songs comes on, I note that I should really listen to more of him. Such a great sound and it doesn’t hurt that it conjures thoughts about The Big Easy.

    Enjoy your vacation and don’t eat too many beignets. Actually, do eat too many. 😜

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