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Fats Domino Walkin to New Orleans

Fats Domino's Walkin to New Orleans


The song was written for singer, songwriter, and pianist Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr.,  by Bobby Charles, which was the professional name of  Robert Guidry (“See You Later, Alligator”). In 1960, “Walking to New Orleans” went to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B Chart. Dave Bartholomew arranged the music for the backup up band and then overdubbed strings, arranged by Milton Bush, with players from the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. The sounds make you feel like you are walking in another time and place.

Here are the lyrics to “Walkin’ To New Orleans” by Fats Domino:

“This time I’m walkin’ to New Orleans
I’m walkin’ to New Orleans
I’m going to need two pair of shoes
When I get through walkin’ me blues
When I get back to New Orleans

I’ve got my suitcase in my hand
Now, ain’t that a shame?
I’m leavin’ here today
Yes, I’m goin’ back home to stay
Yes, I’m walkin’ to New Orleans

You used to be my honey
Till you spent all my money
No use for you to cry
I’ll see you bye and bye
‘Cause I’m walkin’ to New Orleans

I’ve got no time for talkin’
I’ve got to keep on walkin’
New Orleans is my home
That’s the reason while I’m goin’
Yes, I’m walkin’ to New Orleans

I’m walkin’ to New Orleans
I’m walkin’ to New Orleans
I’m walkin’ to New Orleans”

For other songs by the one and only Fats Domino: “Blueberry Hill,” “Blue Monday,” “The Big Beat,” and “My Blue Heaven.”

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