Basin Street Blues
From the album Betty Hutton at the Saints & Sinners Ball
Written by Spencer Williams
1933 Mayfair Music Corp.

Released on Warner Bros WS-1267
Recorded 1959
Music Arranged and Conducted by Jerry Fielding
Trombone Solo by Murray MacEachern
Running Time: 3 mins 10 secs

Lyrics:
Won't you come along with me
To the Mississippi
We'll take a boat to the land of dreams
Steam down the river to New Orleans

The band is there there to greet us
Old friends to meet us
Where all the light and the dark folks meet
Heaven on Earth
They call it Basin Street

Ooh, Basin Street
Honey, that's the street where the elite always meet
In New Orleans, the land of dreams
You never know how nice it seems
Just how much it really means

Ooh, I'm glad to be, Yes, siree
Where welcome's free and it's dear to me
Where I can lose my Basin Street Blues

You'll be glad you came with me
Down the Mississippi
I'm gonna show you what the good life means
No place can singe you like New Orleans

And we'll be glad to be, Yes, siree
Where welcome's free and it's dear to me
Where I can lose
Take me back to Basin Street Blues

Talkin' 'bout the Basin Street Blues