BAYOU Boogie - Lyrics

Bayou Boogie

By Justin C. Honaman

V1

Due South to the Gulf, n’ West on I-10,

Past cypress swamps, to the Cajun land,

Over Mississippi runs, Spanish Moss,

To the French Quarter, as the sun shuts off,

Lanterns light the way, n’ flicker to the beat,

Creole magic, Mardi Gras, n’ dancin’ in the streets,

 

Chorus 1

Big band, bayou boogie, movin’ to the big band,

Big band, bayou boogie, movin’ to the big band,

Up all night, tearin’ up the street,

To the big, bad, bayou boogie, Bourbon Street, beat!

 

V2

Smashed, shoulder to shoulder up n’ down the street,

Flashes to the world to get those beads,

Drinkin’, dancing,’ spinnin’ round,

Suckin’ down hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s,

What happens here stays here – the Bourbon rule,

Gettin’ down to the rhythm, hot night, Cajun cool,

Chorus 2

Big band, bayou boogie, movin’ to the big band,

Big band, bayou boogie, dancin’ to the big band,

From dark to light, tearin’ up the streets,

With the big, bad, bayou boogie, Bourbon Street, beat!

 

Bridge

2=steppin’ through old beer, n’ jambalaya,

Movin’ fast to the music, footloose, hands higher,

Mask-wearin’ crazies, screamin’, in the streets,

Cajun’ spice, ain’t it nice, feel the heat!

 

Chorus 3

Big band, bayou boogie, movin’ to the big band,

Big band, bayou boogie, dancin’ to the big band,

From dark to light, tearin’ up the streets,

With the big, bad, bayou boogie, Bourbon Street, beat!

With the big, bad, bayou boogie, Bourbon Street, beat!