The Paul McCartney Project

New Orleans

Written by Linda McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Wide Prairie Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1998

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Song facts

From Wide Prairie liner notes:

We were at Sea Saint Studios in New Orleans working on Venus and Mars when Linda came up with this number. References to the Dew Drop Inn and The Dungeon – places we visited during our stay – were included, along with many other memories of Linda’s from our trip.

Last updated on November 5, 2016

Lyrics

Gumbo and poor boys are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Creole Dish and Crawfish are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Oysters on a half shell, Bourbon Street got it's own smell, yeah
It got it's own smell, oh yeah.
Greased jeans and pralines are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Doom and gloom to fifty tunes are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Oysters on a half shell, Bourbon Street got it's own smell, yeah
It got it's own smell, oh yeah.
Do drop in to the Dew Drop Inn but don't do down to the dungeon
Don't go down, don't go down, don't go down
Don't go down, don't go down, don't go down
Oysters on a half shell, Bourbon Street got it's own smell, yeah
It got it's own smell, oh yeah.
Greased jeans and pralines are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Doom and gloom to fifty tunes are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Oysters on a half shell, Bourbon Street got it's own smell, yeah
It got it's own smell, oh yeah.
Do drop in to the Dew Drop Inn but don't do down to the dungeon
Don't go down, don't go down, don't go down
Don't go down, don't go down, don't go down
Greased jeans and pralines are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Doom and gloom to fifty tunes are all that I've seen in New Orleans
Oysters on a half shell, Bourbon Street got it's own smell, yeah
It got it's own smell, oh yeah.
Gumbo and poor boys are all that I've seen in New Orleans

Officially appears on


Wide Prairie

Official album • Released in 1998

3:16 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Producer
Linda McCartney:
Lead vocals, Piano
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Joe English:
Drums
Alan O'Duffy:
Engineer
Doug Hopkins:
Engineer
Tim Summerhayes:
Engineer

Wide Prairie (2019)

Official album • Released in 2019

3:16 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano, Producer
Linda McCartney:
Lead vocals, Piano
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Joe English:
Drums
Alan O'Duffy:
Engineer
Doug Hopkins:
Engineer
Tim Summerhayes:
Engineer
Alex Wharton:
Remastering

Bootlegs


Complete Flaming Pie - Sessions & Beyond (1997-1998)

Unofficial album

2:19 • Alternate take


Appaloosa Love

Unofficial album • Released in 1998

2:20 • Outtake • February 1975 - New Orleans


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 21st, 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

3:47 • Rehearsal • Jan.21 - D1-29 - New Orleans 21.24

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1969
Studio:
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


Live Anthology VI (1964-65)

Unofficial live • Released in 2014

0:33 • Live • Intro If I Fell ( 16Sep64)


Live Anthology VI (1964-65)

Unofficial live • Released in 2014

0:41 • Live • Intro Boys ( 16Sep64)


Videos

Album • Wide Prairie

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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