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Basin Street Blues  Louis Armstrong

Words & Music by Spencer Williams, 1926
Recorded by Louis Armstrong, 1928
W[G7]on't you [C]come a[G7]long[Cdim] with [C]me[C] [Dm7] [Cdim] [C]
[C]Down that [Dm7]Mis - sis - [C7]sip -[G7+5] pi;[C] [Bb] [G7+5]
[C]We'll take a [C7]boat to the l[F]and of d[Fm]reams,
[C]Steam [G/B]down the r[Am7]iver [Bb9]down to [G7]New Orl[C]eans.[G]
The [C]band's [G7]there to [Cdim]greet [C]us,[C] [Dm7] [Cdim] [C]
[C]Old fr[C7]iends will m[G7]eet u[G7+5]s,[C] [Bb] [G7+5]
[C]Where all [C7]people [F]like to [Fm]meet
[C]Heaven[C/B] on ea[Am7]rth, they[Am7/G] call it [G7]Basin S[C]treet[G7]
[C]Basin S[C/B]treet [E7]is the street
[A7]Where the e[A7/9]lite [A]always [A7]meet --
In [D]New Orle[Am7]ans, l[D9]and of d[G7]reams
You'll n[C9]ever k[C]now how [CM7]nice it s[Cdim]eems
Or j[Dm7]ust how m[Em7]uch it r[F7]eally m[G7]eans.
[C]Glad to[C/B] be, y[E7]essiree,
Where [A7]welcomes [A7/9]free, d[A]ear to [A7]me,
Where [F]I can l[Dm7]ose [G7] my[G7/6] Ba - [G7]sin [G7/6]Street B[C]lues.[C] [F] [Fm] [Bb9] [C]

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A A7 A7/9 Am7 Am7/G Bb Bb9 C C/B C7 C9 Cm7 Cdim D D9 Dm7 E7 Em7 F F7 Fm G G/B G7 G7+5 G7/6
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