In the southland, there's a city
Way down on the river
Where the women are very pretty
And all the men deliver.
They've got music, it's always playin'.
Starts in the daytime, goes on through the night.
When you hear that music playin',
Hear what I'm sayin', it makes you feel alright.
Grab somebody, come on down.
Bring your paintbrush, we're paintin' the town.
There's some sweetness goin' round,
Catch it down in New Orleans.
They've got magic, good and bad
Makes you happy or make you real sad.
Get everything you want or lose what you had
Down here in New Orleans.
Hey partner, don't be shy.
Come on down, give us a try
You want to do some livin' before you die?
Do it down in New Orleans.
Stately homes and mansions,
Sugar barons and the cotton kings.
Rich people, poor people, they all got dreams.
And dreams do come true in New Orleans.