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Dancin' Down In New Orleans

(Written, Composed, and Performed by Joseph F.M. Pokorny)

Copyright © 2003 by Joseph F.M. Pokorny.
From the "Love Is" CD Album
from RyKy Records (tm), http://www.RyKy.com

Way down South,
In a club on Bourbon Street,
In the city of New Orleans,
Where there’s always Jazz and Dixieland

On a Monday night,
When the lights were bright,
I met a girl name Bettylou.
We both liked dancin’.
She’s a real high-stepper
And the temperature was ninety-two.

We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!
We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!

Bettylou looked me in the eye
She said, “Where’d ya’ ever learn to dance?”
I told her, “Mama gave me lessons,
I was twelve years old,
She was teachin’ me about romance.”

She said, “Ask the girls to dance.
You’ll have a good time.
You’ll always be a popular guy.
Treat the ladies good,
Like your Papa would.
It’s a shame your Papa had to die!”

We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!
We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!

I asked Bettylou,
“Where ya’ headed to,
Are you datin’ any other guys?”
She said, “Bill, Frank, John, Jeff, Tim, Dave, Joe,
But no one do I idolize.”

Way down South,
In a club on Bourbon Street,
In the city of New Orleans,
I asked Bettylou for a kiss or two.
She turned into my girl of dreams.

We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!
We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!

Now, to this day, I do declare,
“It was Mama who taught me right.
It was Papa who gave me inspiration,
And Bettylou who changed my life.”

We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!
We were dancin’, dancin’,
Dancin’ Down In New Orleans!

(repeat last chorus)

Oh, Yeah!




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