Basin Street Blues
Words & Music by Spencer Williams, 1926

Intro E6 . E7 . A
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Won't you come along with me
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Down that Mis - sis - sip - pi;
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We'll take a boat to the land of dreams,
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Steam down the river down to New Orleans.

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The band's there to greet us,
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Old friends will meet us,
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Where all people like to meet
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Heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street

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Basin Street is the street
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Where the elite folk always meet --
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In New Orleans, land of dreams
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You'll never know how nice it seems
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Or just how much it really means.

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Glad to be, oh yessiree,
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Where welcomes free, dear to me,
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Where I can lose, lose  my Basin Street Blues.

It's De-lovely
by Cole Porter, from the 1936 musical "Red, Hot and Blue"

{intro C F6 Dm7 G47 G7
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I feel a sudden urge to sing the kind of ditty that invokes the Spring;
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So, control your desire to curse  while I  crucify  the  verse.
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This verse I've started seems to me the "Tin Pan-tithesis" of melody
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So to spare you all the pain,
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I'll skip the darn thing and sing  the refrain.

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The night is young, the skies are clear
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And if you want to go walkin', Dear,
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It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de - love - ly.
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I understand the reason why you're sentimental, 'cause so am I
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It's de - light - ful, it's de - li - cious, it's de - love - ly.

{Bridge:}
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You can tell at a glance what a swell night this is for ro - mance
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You can hear Dear Mother Nature murmuring low,  "Let yourself go."

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So please be sweet, my chickadee
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And when I kiss ya, just say to me
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"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious,
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It's dilemma, it's de-limit, it's deluxe, it's de-lovely."