Basin Street Blues

Frankie Laine, Jo StaffordBuy this song

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a successful American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005. Often bil… more »

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-sirree
 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 
New Orleans, land of dreams

Written by: Spencer Williams

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