Make Mine New Orleans


Water ankle deep ‘neath a cracked lightning sky
Umbrella dancing in the Bourbon Street rain
A door man calls from a jazz club warm and dry
Make mine New Orleans

Whether it’s straight up
Or on the rocks with a little water on the side
Make mine New Orleans

You can take the streetcar Uptown
Wander the cemetery after a three Commander lunch
Stay for Mardi Gras, or a skating bull run
Anyway you’ll be back I have a hunch

I got Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Livin’ just ’round the block
Meetin’ them today for a cafe au lait
After my Winn Dixie stop

Whether it’s straight up
Or on the rocks with a little water on the side
Make mine New Orleans

Throw me somethin’ Mista
From a second line parade
I’ll meet you back at the Blacksmith Shop
Where the best hurricanes are made

Where a backyard crawfish boil means
Family, friends and passers by
Laugh together, cry together and raise their glasses high
Make mine New Orleans

Whether it’s straight up
Or on the rocks with a little water on the side
Make mine New Orleans

I like my snowballs with cream
My gators green
My daiquiris from a drive through machine
I like my city with a bathtub ring
Make mine New Orleans

A voodoo spell can send a town
Into a nightmare dream
But if home is where your shrimp boots hang
Make mine New Orleans

Whether it’s straight up
Or on the rocks with a little water on the side
Make mine New Orleans

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