'Do you hear the beat? Away down the street?
Do you hear the neat little rhythm of the happy dancin' feet?
Well now, look there!
The people are runnin' and right now, they're gonna have a lot of fun.
Make way, 'cause ev'rybody's comin' and you'll see a big parade.
Hey boy, you're really gonna celebrate,
Hear that? Listen to the clarinet,
Your feet are really gonna palpitate when you are marchin' around
Marchin' around, wonderful sound,
I hear the rattle-de-tat I love to hear the way the drummer does that.
Oh, what a glorious day,
Out o' my way!
Make room and gimme some air I got a lot of rhythm to spare!
We all swing high, swing low,
Ev'rybody rockin' to and fro
It ain't fast or slow, but oh, that glory halleluyah.
Swing that thing
Make the river bottom ring and sing
Hush ma mouth, that's the South Rampart Street Parade!
(Ev'ry boy's got a girl, the town's gonna whirl, tonight's a jamboree,
And if you come along you'll join in the song,)
Hey, Dad, Not Bad! I'm glad! You dig!
Hey, boy that band is grand,
I hear the trombone,
That shiny trombone.
Ev'rybody playin' mighty fine as they march along,
And I never get enough of that Creole song!
It's loud and clear now,
I really get a thrill, I know I always will, whenever
I can hear the rhythm of a band.
Way down yonder in the cane-break,
You can hear the music they make,
Ringin' out until the day break,
Gotta get a hand
The South Rampart Street Parade.