We got da ladders standing
And da side streets are all guarded.
We got da flambeaux fired up
Let’s get dis Mardi Gras started.
Krewe du Vieux, Krewe of Cork,
And da mighty Krewe of Oshun.
Here come da Mardi Gas parades,
Let’s start up da commotion!
Where Ya’at Cleopatra,
Where Ya’at Pontchartrain.
Let’s catch some Mardi Gras beads
While we standin in da rain!
Uptown’s got Choctaw and Freret,
And da Marigny has ‘tit Rex.
Dere’s a party goin on
At your momma’s stucco duplex.
Give me some Sparta, and Pygmalion
And some Krewe of Carrollton.
Here come all da parades,
Let’s start havin us some fun!
Here comes da Krewe of Alla
And da Krewe of King Arthur, too.
Here comes da Krewe of Barkus
With all dere doggy poo!
Here’s da Ancient Druids
And da Mystic Krewe of Nyx.
If I wear my costume,
Will I meet some pretty chicks?
Here come da Knights of Chaos
And da Knights of Babylon.
The Mardi Gras parades have started So let’s get this party on!
Here comes the Krewe of Muses
With all those silly girls.
I hope to catch a fancy shoe
From a lady in pink curls!
And dere’s da Krewe of Hermes,
Next Le Krewe d'Etat,
Followed by Krewe of Morpheus.
Dis is how da Who Dats play!
Here’s come da Krewe of Iris,
Followed by da Krewe of Tucks.
I want me a toilet plunger
And some plastic Mardi Gras cups!
Da chefs have dere Krewe of Lafcadio,
And da Yats have da Endymion ball.
Put on your gown, put up your hair,
Let’s party down one and all!
Here comes da Krewe of Okeanos,
Den Mid-City and da Krewe of Thoth.
Next dere’s da Krewe of Bacchus
We havin fun now dawlin, you and me both!
But den dere’s da Krewe of Orpheus Wit da bands and super floats.
They pull out all der Mardi Gras best.
Da crowd is yellin wit positive votes!
When I finally get up on Mardi Gras Day
I jump on my lil scooter and go out to play.
If I get downtown and shake my Mardi Gras butt
I hope to finally catch me a Zulu coconut!
And then I'll catch Rex
And da Crescent City trucks.
I wouldn't trade in my Mardi Gras day
For nothing short of a million bucks!
Happy Mardi Gras to your momma
And to da Wild Tchoupitoulas, too.
I love kissin all dem PussyFooters!
How ‘bout you!
© 2020 Jeffrey Pipes Guice