Sides face, grand square Won't you come along with me, down to Mississippi We'll take the boat to the land of dreams Steam down the river, down to New Orleans Four ladies promenade inside, get back home and swing awhile Now promenade, yes sir'ee, to where I can lose my Basin Street Blues
FIGURE Mainstream, corner progression
Heads promenade half way around Come down the middle pass the ocean somehow Extend, swing thru now spin the top And do a right and left thru Square thru 3, 3 hands around Swing the corner, promenade on down Down the river, down to New Orleans
MIDDLE BREAK Basic
Four ladies chain across the ring Now chain 'em right back home I sing Join all your hands, circle left Left allemande the corner gonna weave that old set Weave in and out you go, swing the lady there you know Now promenade, yes sir'ee, to where I can lose my Basin Street Blues
Sides face, grand square The band is there to meet us, and old friends to greet us Where all the rich and poor folks meet heaven on earth They call it Basin Street Four men promenade inside, get back home and swing awhile Now promenade, yes sir'ee, to where I can lose my Basin Street Blues (swing her!)
To where I can lose my Basin Street Blues
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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).