Mambo Swing

Mambo Swing

Klaus Blasquiz / Gilles Erhart

Down in New Orleans
Where jazz has grown
It takes a bell and a tom tom
And a black trombone
A kind of mish mash in a mambo combo
We’re all there dancing on a mambo beat

The mardi gras mambo mambo
In Louisiana mambo mambo
Creole’s town gombo
Down in New Orleans, down in New Orleans

In vieux carre
Near bayou Saint John
There’s a mardi gras mambo
With a beat

Mambo mambo mambo

(Mambo mambo mambo
Join the party with the magnolias
Mambo mambo mambo
And truck it down)
Where the mambos swing

Down in New Orleans
Where the funk was born
It takes a hi hat
And a pair of horns
A jambalaya and a hot gombo
We’re all there dancing on a mambo beat

The mardi gras mambo mambo
In Louisiana mambo mambo
Creole’s town gombo
Down in New Orleans, down in New Orleans

In vieux carré
Near bayou Saint John

Mambo mambo mambo

Mambo mambo mambo
Down in New Orleans
Where jazz has grown
It takes a bell and a tom tom
And a black trombone

The mardi gras mambo mambo
In Louisiana mambo mambo
Creole’s town gombo
Down in New Orleans, down in New Orleans

In vieux carre
Near bayou Saint John
There’s a mardi gras mambo
In vieux carre
Near bayou Saint John
With a beat

Ah ah ah!

(in “Moods”, 2017)