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Basin Street Blues
Windsor 4813
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Basin Street Blues
ID: 3188

Label information
Grid list of Windsor recordings
TypeSinging Call
Robby Robertson     recordings by Robby Robertson
See AlsoBasin Street Blues Big Mac 150
Basin Street Blues Big Mac 52
Basin Street Blues Lore 1075
Basin Street Blues Lore 1127
Basin Street Blues Scope 609
Basin Street Blues Shakedown 214
Old Call(s)
Cue Sheet


Won'tcha promenade with me walk a little with me
To the Mississippi, to the Mississippi

4 ladies chain to the land of dreams
Chain 'em on back again to New Orleans
The ladies walk in the ring, hey, struttin' in a
ring, hey
Everybody swing, hey, everybody swing, hey
Left allemande and you pass by home,
Box the gnat the right hand lady,
Pass your own again

You do an allemande left, you're gonna allemande thar
Go right and go left to make the same old star
You boys back up, then break and shoot the star
Go right & left around the floor, star the way you did before
Shoot that star, you're gonna box the gnat
Twirl your pretty lady, promenade her on back
To swing and you'll lose
Those Basin Street Blues


Heads go forward and back
The heads split your corners to make a line of 4, go
Forward 8 and back, and forward box the gnat, then
Right & left thru to promenade that ring
Steamin' down the river down to New Orleans
Head couples balance, back up to make a line, go
Forward 8 and back, and forward box the gnat, then
Right & left thru to promenade so neat
Heaven's on earth, they call it Basin Street

Let the girls star right, the men stand pat
Turn your partner left, corners box the gnat
The gents star left, the girls stand pat
Same lady right, you see, corners left and swat the flea
Then swing that maid, won't you beat your feet
Promenade her down to Basin Street
To swing her and lose
Those Basin Street Blues


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Basin Street Blues Lyrics ID: 373

Won't you come and go with me
Down that Mississippi
We'll take a boat to the land of dreams
Come along with me on, down to New Orleans

Now the band's there to greet us
Old friends will meet us
Where all them folks goin' to the St. Louis Cemetery meet
Heaven on earth... they call it Basin Street

I'm tellin' ya, Basin Street... is the street
Where all them characters from the First street they meet
New Orleans... land of dreams
You'll never miss them rice and beans
Way down south in New Orleans

They'll be huggin'... and a kissin'
That's what I been missin'
And all that music...lord, if you just listen'
New Orleans...I got them Basin Street Blues

Now ain't you glad you went with me
On down that Mississippi
We took a boat to the land of dreams
Heaven on earth...they call it Basin Street

Lyrics by Spencer Williams.
Recorded by Louis Armstrong (1928).


Copyright 1955
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Media45 rpm vinyl

ID: 3188

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