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New Orleans


(Tepper / Bennett)


Elvis sang New Orleans, a Sid Tepper-Roy C.Bennett composition, in his 1958 film,
King Creole. He recorded the song at Radio Recorders on January 15, 1958. The version that was released was take #5.



You'll never know
What heaven means
Until you've been down to New Orleans
You ain't been livin' till you cuddle and coo
With some black-eyed baby by the old bayou

You've never seen
You've never seen those Cupid doll queens
Like they got 'em in New Orleans
And, ooh, they love you like no-one can

It makes you awful glad that you were born a man

If-if-if you ain't been there
Then you ain't been nowhere
The livin's lazy and the lovin's fine
If you feel low down, so help me, Hannah
You should lose the blues in Loui-si-i-si-ana

Get the lead
Get the lead out of your jeans
And hot foot it down, hot foot down to where?
New Orleans
Louisiana baby tells you, stay awhile
Live it up, love it up, southern style

Way down in New, New Orleans


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on EP »
- King Creole, Volume 1 (1958) »
- See the USA, the Elvis Way (1964) »


- King Creole (1958) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 – The Other Sides (1971) »
– King Creole (1980) »

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992) - box set

- Platinum – A Life in Music (1997) - box set

- Blues (2000)

- Elvis Chante Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett (2001)

- King Creole - The Music (2010) - FTD »

– The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) - FTD »

- King Creole (2015) - FTD »

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