In the southland, there's a cityWay down on the riverWhere the women are very prettyAnd 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.
Chorus: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 badMakes you happy or make you real sad.Get everything you want or lose what you hadDown here in New Orleans.
Hey partner, don't be shy.Come on down, give us a tryYou 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.