Christmas Time in New Orleans

?© Music by Joe Sherman and lyrics by D. van Winkle
Dick Sherman       * ?? + ??
Joe Van Winkle    * ?? + ??

We sing the version of Kermit Ruffin, on his CD World on a String, with a new title and words by Kermit Ruffins: Monday night in New Orleans

Way down in New Orleans,
the land of dreams,
Big juicy pig tails
in a pot of red beans,
on monday night in New Orleans.

So baby,
don’t look so mean,
fix me some beans,
before you know it
I done licked the plate clean,
on monday night in New Orleans.

And you’ll smell them cooking for miles,
out of all your friends houses,
with a good ole’ swing out feast
In a pot filled with meat
come pat your feet,
down on Treme street,

Them cats will pull out their horns
swing out a few songs,
before you know it
all the red beans is gone
on a monday night in New Orleans

Original Lyrics:
Magnolia trees at night
Sparkling bright
Fields of cotton look
Wintery white
When it’s Christmas time in New Orleans

A barefoot choir in prayer fills the air
Mississippi folks gathering there
Cause it’s Christmas time in New Orleans

You’ll see a dixieland
Santa Claus
Leading the band to a good old
Creole beat
Golly what a spirit, you can only hear it
Down on Basin Street
Your cares will disappear,
When you hear, Hallelujah, St. Nicholas is here
When it’s Christmas time in New Orleans