Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Freddy Cannon Buy

About Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" is a popular song with music by John Turner Layton, Jr. and lyrics by Henry Creamer. First published in 1922, it was advertised by Creamer and Layton as "A Southern Song, without A Mammy, A Mule, Or A Moon", a dig at some of the Tin Pan Alley clichés of the era. It was performed at The Winter Garden Theater in New York in Act 2 of the Broadway musical production Spice of 1922. The original 1922 sheet music featured a drawing of a girl on a spice bottle on the front cover, referring to the musical in which the song eventually made its public debut. Early successful recordings of the song were by the Peerless Quartet, Blossom Seeley and Paul Whiteman. The song has been recorded numerous times from the early 1920s into the 21st century. Layton himself recorded the song as part of the duo Layton & Johnstone in 1927. Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra played the song in their 1932 film short The Yacht Party. Notable uses have included being the theme song for the radio program This Is Jazz in the 1940s.  


Year:
2013
0 Views

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

  Well, way down yonder in New Orleans in the land of the dreamy scenes  There's a garden of Eden, ah-you know what I mean    Yeah, Creole babies with flashin' eyes softly whisper with tender sighs  And then you stop!  Oh won't you give your lady fair a little smile?  And then you stop!  You bet your life you'll linger there a little while    Yeah, there is heaven right here on earth with those beautiful queens  Yeah, way down yonder in New Orleans  Whoo!    Way down yonder in New Orleans, whoo!, in the land of the dreamy scenes  There's a garden of Eden, you know what I mean    Well, Creole babies with flashin' eyes softly whisper with tender sighs  And then you stop!  Oh won't you give your lady fair a little smile?  And then you stop!  You bet your life you'll linger there a little while    Yeah, there is heaven right here on earth with those beautiful queens  Well, way down yonder in New Orleans  Yeah! whoo

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!


Freddy Cannon

Frederick Anthony Picariello Jr. (born December 4, 1939), known as Freddy Cannon, is an American rock and roll singer, whose biggest international hits included "Tallahassee Lassie", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", and "Palisades Park". more »

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Written by: HENRY CREAMER, TURNER LAYTON

Lyrics © RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 30 Oct. 2020. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/34055797/Freddy+Cannon>.

    Missing lyrics by Freddy Cannon?

    Know any other songs by Freddy Cannon? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

    530.3K
    1,897     64

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Freddy Cannon tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!