do you know what it means to miss new orleans lyrics – billie holiday

do you know what is means
to miss new orleans
and miss it each night and day
i know i’m not wrong

the feeling’s getting stronger
the longer i stay away
miss the moist covered vines
the tall sugar pines

where mocking birds used to sing
and i’d like to see the lazy mississippi
a hurrying into spring

the mardi gras memories
of creole tunes that filled the air
i dream of oleanders in june
and soon i’m wishing that i was there

do you know what it means
to miss new orleans
when that’s where you left your heart
and there’s something more
i miss the one i care for
more than i miss new orleans

/ billie holiday lyrics