Pearl of the Quarter

 Steely Dan

On the water down in New Orleans / My baby’s the pearl of the quarter
She’s a charmer like you never seen Singing voulez  voulez voulez vous
Where the sailor spend his hard-earned pay  Red beans and rice for a quarter
You can see her almost any day singing voulez  voulez voulez vous…
And if you hear from my Louise, won’t you tell her I say hello.
Please make it clear , when her day is done she got a place to go.
I walked alone down the miracle mile I met my baby by the shrine of the martyr
She stole my heart with her Cajun smile Singing voulez  voulez voulez vous…
She loved the million dollar words I say / she loved the candy and the flowers that I bought her
She said she loved me and was on her way Singing voulez  voulez voulez vous…
And if you hear from my Louise / won’t you tell her I love her so
Please make it clear / when her day is done she got a place to go.

3 comments on “Pearl of the Quarter

  1. Arkenaten says:

    A Dan fan! Excellent. One of my favourite bands and fave albums as well.

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    • Andrew says:

      Steely Dan are amazing.
      What are your favorite tunes?
      I enjoy commenting on their lyrics at this site:

      http://songmeanings.com/artist/view/songs/643/

      I also love Roxy Music.

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      • Arkenaten says:

        Back in the day, I only owned two Dan albums, Can’t buy a Thrill and Countdown. I made a flying V guitar and swapped it for these two records with the roadie in the garage band we had.
        My Old School is probably my Number 1.
        But I love Babylon Sisters, Black Friday and a host of others.
        Sadly, I have never seen the band live and I doubt they will play South Africa

        Was never a great Roxy fan – though who could not like Virginian Plain?

        Ferry’s voice – unique.

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