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Basin Street Blues

This song is by Louis Prima and appears on the album The Wildest! (1956).

In Basin street is the street
Where all the boys and the boot folks meet,
Down the New Orleans, and the land of dreams
And you'll never know how nice it seems,
Not just how much it really means
Laloli

Go give to me, yes sirree
Give to me, yes sirree
Can't you see baby
I can't lose, lose good all basin street blues

Never know how nice it seems
Just how much it really means
Eh I see the moon and the moon is pale
And I look like it takes some cat to jail
Now it's a moon is pale the sun and the the sun is gone
And the steam wants to come in and it splashes on the good
Uh uh
Eh babasdodo

And the pale moon shining on the fields below
Folks are singing songs soft and low, you
Needn't tell me bob 'cause I know
It's sleepy time down south

Soft wind blowing through the pinewood trees
And the folks down there live a life of ease
When old mammy falls upon her knees
It's sleepy time down south

Steamboats on the river coming or going
Splashing the night die
Hear babaahb... banjos ringing, everybody singing
They dance till the break of day, hey

Dear old southland and his dreamy songs
And it Takes me back there where I belong
How I'd love to be in my mammy's arms
When it's sleepy time down south

Steamboats on the river coming or going
Splashing the night die
Hear babaahb... banjos ringing, everybody singing
They dance till the break of day, hey

Dear old southland and his dreamy songs
And it Takes me back there where I belong
How I'd love to be in my mammy's arms
When it's sleepy time down south

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