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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
976 Basin' Street Blues AB acc. by orchestra, directed by Ray Noble Spencer Williams w/m 1928 New York March 15, 1935 OA.89330-1-2 Victor 25007,HMV BD-226, HMV EA-1522 As above; the OA prefix is from the HMV issue.


Basin' Street Blues
Basin' Street Blues

Basin' Street Blues

(Spencer Williams)

Al Bowlly acc. by orchestra, directed by Ray Noble


Won't you come along with me
To the Mississippi
We'll take a boat to the land of dreams
Steam down the river, down to New Orleans

With the band's there to meet us
Old friends to greet us
Where all the black and white folks meet
Oh! this is Basin Street

Basin Street is the street
Where all the dark and light folks meet
In New Orleans, the land of my dreams
You'll never know how much it seems
Or just how much it really means
I'm glad to be, yes-sir-ee
Where welcomes free, dear to me
Where I can lose my dear old Basin Street blues

Scat
Steam down the river, down to New Orleans

Scat
Heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street

You'll never know how much it seems
Or just how much it really means
I'm glad to be, yes-sir-ee
Where welcomes free and dear to me
Where I can lose my dear old Basin Street blues

Now ain't you glad you came with me
Down the Mississippi
We saw the place where the folks all meet
Heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street