Take Me to the Mardi Gras
Paul Simon Lyrics


C'mon take me to the Mardi Gras
Where the people sing and play
Where the dancing is elite
And there's music in the street
Both night and day

Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras
In the city of my dreams
You can legalize your lows
You can wear your summer clothes
In the New Orleans

And I will lay my burden down
Rest my head upon that shore
And when I wear that starry crown
I won't be wanting anymore

Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul (let it wash your soul)
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat
Of Jelly Roll

Toomba, toomba, toomba, Mardi Gras
Toomba, toomba, toomba, hey
Hey

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Written by: PAUL SIMON

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"Take Me To The Mardi Gras"

C'mon take me to the Mardi Gras
Where the people sing and play
Where the dancing is elite
And there's music in the street
Both night and day

Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras
In the city of my dreams
You can legalize your lows
You can wear your summer clothes
In the New Orleans

And I will lay my burden down
Rest my head upon that shore
And when I wear that starry crown
I won't be wanting anymore

Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat
Of Jelly Roll



All comments from YouTube:

dapinelli

Very few people know this, but it was recorded in Sheffield, Alabama at the Muscle Shoals studio with "The Swampers". Jimmy Johnson, David Hood and Roger Hawkins.

FreeMpg

@monopodbs Agreed.

monopodbs

All credit to Joe at the Musicans' Hall of Fame for putting out the interview from Muscle Shoals a few days ago

FreeMpg

@eddo1983 Simon contracted four days at the studio, they got it in the second cut, took them two hours.

eddo1983

Yep. Roger Hawkins tapped on a tape reel box stuffed with packing paper to get the loping sound on Kodachrome.

Hazel Naylor

I remember DLT saying many years ago the only thing wrong with this track was it was not long enough...it ends too soon

Zelda Verster

After all these years I still can't get enough of this song! STUNNING GORGEOUS BEAUTIFUL sounds of MANY MOONS AGO.

Jenn Koko

I'd love to go any time of the year....what a unique city.. so many neat stuff to do and learn while you dance and sing...I'll be dreaming of it tonight.. 💭💭💭💭💭💭💭💌

Peter Goodall

Very true Zelda! Many many moons ago!! Love from the UK.x

John Hughes

Stunning performance from stunning musicians! Paul Simon= Genius!

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