Do You Know what it Means to Miss New Orleans?

by Louis Alter and Eddie Delange

from the album “Encores”


Lyrics

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
Miss her both night and day
I know it’s gettin’ wrong but the feeling’s gettin’ stronger
Longer I been away
Miss the moss covered vines the tall sugar pines
Where mockin’ birds used to sing
I’d love to see that ole lazy Mississippi hurryin’ into spring

Moonlight on the bayou Creole tunes fill the air
I dream of magnolia’s in bloom wishin you where here

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that’s where you left your heart
And there’s one thing more, I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans

Moonlight on the bayou sweet magnolia blossoms in the air
How I long to see that mighty Mississippi runnin’ into spring

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that’s where you left your heart
And there’s one thing more, I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans

More than I miss New Orleans