Paul Simon's
Paul Simon Frankfurt 2002

Take Me to the Mardi Gras

ŠPaul Simon, released on There Goes Rhymin' Simon, 1973


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

Tumba, tumba, tumba, Mardi Gras

Tumba, tumba, tumba, day