(Down At) Papa Joe's    (1963)

Say, there's a place in New Orleans
That serves fried chicken with turnip greens
Crawfish bisque that treats you right
And Papa Joe plays there every night

A little dark haired cutie says step right in
And you can bet a whole dollar
She'd be your friend
Everybody there has a comical time
Down at Papa Joe's

Papa Joe's got a swinging band
You can rock and roll to Dixieland
The customers know it's the place to go
Down at Papa Joe's

A little waitress comes to set you down
She's got the best frog legs in town
There's a welcome sign hanging on the door
So don't you be afraid to ask for more

Now the only time Joe closes at night
Is when the police comes and turns out the light
They get a little mad, but they don't fight
Down at Papa Joe's

It's thicker than fleas on a monkey's back
But the folks down there, they like it like that
They live it up and they all come back
Down at Papa Joe's

Lyrics by Jerry Smith.
Recorded by Dixie Belles; The Coasters; Jo Ann Castle.

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