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Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans

Fats Domino Walking to New Orleans

R&B Music

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.

Fats Domino February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017). R.I.P.

Here are the lyrics to “Walking to New Orleans”:

“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 Fats Domino: “Blueberry Hill,” Big Beat,” Blue Monday,” and “My Blue Heaven.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Walking to New Orleans” by Fats Domino.

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