In the South Land there's a

down on the river

Where the women are very pretty

And all the men deliver 

They got musicIt's always playin'

Start in the day time, go all through the night

When you hear that music playin'Hear what I'm saying, it make you feel alright  Grab somebody, come on down Bring your paintbrush, we're paintin' the town.

Honey, there's some sweetness goin' 'round Catch it down in New Orleans (musical intro) 

We got magic, good and badMake you happy or make you real sad Get everything you want, lose what you had

Down here in New Orleans Hey partner, don't be shy Come on down here and give us a try

You wanna do some livin' before you dieDo it down in New Orleans (musical intro) 

Stately homes and mansionsOf the Sugar Barons and the Cotton Kings Rich people, poor people, all got dreams

Dreams do come true in New Orleans