In the heart of New Orleans town There’s a man who wears a crown He’s called “Fat Tuesday” by all around And he’s known for the finest beads in town
His beads are bright and shimmering In the sunshine they’re glimmering They come in colors bold and bright And catch the eye both day and night
Fat Tuesday wanders down the street With his treasures shining in the heat He hands them out to young and old And they’re worth more than silver or gold
For with each strand of beads he gives Comes a bit of joy that brightly lives In the hearts of those who wear them proud And they cheer out loud as they’re handed a crowd
So when you visit New Orleans town Look out for Fat Tuesday, wear his crown And if you’re lucky, he’ll give you a strand Of the finest beads in all the land.