Give me iko 
I want to ball the wall here 
Shuffle in Dumaine 
Hear the hookacumbi 

Meet my tipatina 
Love her hold her tightly 
Want to see her swaying 
In New Orleans nightly 

You know I want to be there 
Drinking in the morning 
Holler in the evening 
Dr. Jazz Dr. Jazz 

Bake my jelly roll 
You quicken my pulse 
You make my rhythm slow 
Crawfish gumbo 

Rhythm from the jungle 
Big chief rocking 
I follow the voodoo king 

That's what the fez he sing 

How long must it be 
How long must I wait 
Till Highway 49 takes me to your gate 
I eat a bowl of gumbo 

That Creole child will serve 
Sit on the verandah 
Happy in a Dixie world 

Maybe on Sunday 
Head for Baton Rouge 
Dancing with the Cajun 
Twist away my blues 

Then a drop of rain 
A trickle in my eye 
I look up and smile 
At the rhythm that never, never dies