Youíll never know
What heaven means
Until youíve been down to new orleans
You ainít been liviní till you cuddle and coo
With some black-eyed baby by de old bayou
Youíve never seen
Youíve never seen those cupid doll queens
Like they got íem in new orleans
And, ooh, they love you like no-one can
It makes you awful glad that you were born a man.
If-if-if you ainít been there
Then you ainít been nowhere
The livinís lazy and the lovinís fine
If you feel low down
So help me hannah
You should lose the blues in loui-si-i-si-ana.
Get the lead
Get the lead out of your jeans
And hot foot it down, hot foot down to where?
Louisiana baby tells you stay awhile
Live it up, love it up, southern style
Way down in new new orleans.