Rampart Street in Song & Story
Not only is our street the coolest in town, it has been cool for a long, long time. Check out these song lyrics, going back to the 1920's...
I've Got The Blues For Rampart Street - Ida Cox
Rampart Street in New Orleans town
Tell everyone for miles around
For Creole music, and new jazz bands
That's the best spot in all the land
In most every cabaret
They play night into day
I'm blue from my hair down to my feet
For dear old Rampart Street
Right Off Rampart Street - Chuck Berry
Way down south in Louisiana, up under the Delta heat, child
There's an old boy plays an electric guitar right off Rampart Street
Sometimes a Go-G0 girl come in with him, she be shakin' out a Mojo beat
That old boy sure pick some old mean guitar right off Rampart Street
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan
Now if you're ever been down to New Orleans
Then you can understand just what I mean ...
So if you happen to be just passin' by
Stop in at the Saturday Night Fish Fry
Now my buddy and me was on the main stem
Foolin' around just me and him
We decided we could use a little something to eat
So we went to a house on Rampart Street
We knocked on the door and it opened up with ease
And a lush little miss said, "Come in, please"
And before we could even bat an eye
We were right in the middle of a big fish fry
It was rockin', it was rockin'
You never seen such scufflin'
And shufflin' 'til the break of dawn