Jeffrey Pipes Guice

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All Hail The King!

Back in 1949, the Krewe of Zulu
elected their brand new king...
And to everyone celebrating Mardi Gras
this man would finally bring...
The kind of Mardi Gras revelry
no New Orleanian had ever seen...
Hail King Louis Armstrong
and his beautiful Mardi Gras queen...

They landed on a tugboat
at the foot of Canal...
Off the Mississippi River boat
drinking a Café Royale...
All of New Orleans was there
to give their king a cheer...
As their Mardi Gras king arrived safely
that morning on the pier...

Chorus:
All Hail Louis Armstrong
and his beautiful Mardi Gras Queen...
The kind of Mardi Gras revelry
no New Orleanian had ever seen...

The first order of business
was to greet his good friend Rex...
The Uptown ruler who was there
writing his big fancy checks...
After the Mardi Gras scrolls were read
and they finally all bid adieu...
The King decided to take his court
to visit the Audubon Zoo...

After saying hey to the monkey,
the elephant and the gator...
They said “Off to North Broad,
au revoir, see you later...”
As the Zulu King arrived
to meet his loyal subjects...
“Sorry to be late, my brothers,
I don’t mean no disrespects!”

Chorus:
All Hail Louis Armstrong
and his beautiful Mardi Gras Queen...
The kind of Mardi Gras revelry
no New Orleanian had ever seen...

So after a night of making toasts
and dancing to the swing...
Let the parade begin
so the people can meet their king...
New Orleans started to party
when King Satchmo hit the streets...
Everyone was joyous and happy
while dancing to the Purple Knight beats...

All of New Orleans was screaming and yelling
“If we shake our Mardi Gras butts...
Will you please start throwing us
some of those Zulu coconuts...”
As the generous float riders
were more than happy to deliver...
That King Louis Armstrong
started singing ‘Moon River’...

Chorus:
All Hail Louis Armstrong
and his beautiful Mardi Gras Queen...
The kind of Mardi Gras revelry
no New Orleanian had ever seen...

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