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"Down in New Orleans" is a song featured in Disney's feature film, The Princess and the Frog and serves as the official theme for the film. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

The prologue version is a short introduction song to set the mood of the film.

The title song is used to introduce us to various characters such as Tiana, Prince Naveen, and Doctor Facilier.

The final version acts as an epilogue, establishing where the major, living characters are by the end of the story.

In Ralph Breaks the Internet, a slowed-down version is heard when Tiana appears to wake up Ralph.

Lyrics[]

The evening star is shining bright
So make a wish and hold on tight
There's magic in the air tonight
And anything can happen...

In the Southland there's a city
Way down on the river
Where the women are very pretty
And all the men deliver

They got music, it's always playin'
Start in the day time, go all through the night
When you hear that music playin'
Hear what I'm saying
(It) make you feel alright

Grab somebody, come on down
Bring your paintbrush, we're paintin' the town
There's some sweetness goin' 'round
Catch it down in New Orleans

We got magic, good and bad
Make you happy or make you real sad
Get everything you want, lose what you had
Down here in New Orleans

Hey partner
Don't be shy
Come on down here and give us a try
You wanna do some living before you die
Do it down in New Orleans

Stately homes and mansions
Of the Sugar Barons and the Cotton Kings
Rich people, poor people, all got dreams
Dreams do come true in New Orleans

In the Southland there's a city
Way down on the river
Where the women are very pretty
And all the men deliver

They got music, it's always playin'
Start in the day time, go all through the night
When you hear that music playin'
Hear what I'm saying
Make you feel alright

Grab somebody, come on down
Bring your paintbrush, we're paintin' the town
There's some sweetness goin' around
Dreams do come true in New Orleans

Gallery[]

Opening Song[]

Closing Song[]


Trivia[]

  • "Down In New Orleans" is the first theme song featured within the duration of a Disney film sung by both a Disney Princess and a professional singer.
  • During the reprise, when Tiana sings "all the men deliver" Naveen, as a waiter, delivered food to his parents and Tiana's mom.
  • At one point, Carpet can be seen as a floor rug during the part where Tiana plans to get a job at Duke's Café.

External links[]

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The Princess & the frog title
Media
Films and Television: The Princess and the Frog (soundtrack/video) • A Poem Is...TianaThe Princess and the Frog (live-action film)

Video Games: The Princess and the FrogKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney UniverseDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of The Princess and the FrogDisney Princess Beginnings
Music: Bayou BoogieMusic from Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Disney Parks
Club VillainCastle of Magical DreamsMidship Detective AgencyPrincess Fairytale HallSorcerers of the Magic KingdomTiana's Bayou Adventure

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney's Showtime SpectacularMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzTiana’s Mardi Gras CelebrationTiana's Showboat JubileeVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Tiana's Palace
Shops: Eudora's Chic BoutiqueRay's BeretsLouis' Critter ClubCritter Co-OpTiana's Bayou General
Parades: A Million Splashes of ColourDisney Stars on ParadeDreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMagic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey and Friends Celebration
Fireworks: Disney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterHarmoniousIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousWonderful World of AnimationWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDr Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFrightfully Fun ParadeHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsLet's Get WickedMickey’s Halloween Treat CavalcadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleWorld of Color: Villainous!
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney Holidays in HollywoodDisney Winter Magic CavalcadeRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
The Princess and the Frog: TianaPrince NaveenRayLouisMama OdieJujuDr. FacilierLawrenceCharlotte La BouffEudoraJamesEli La BouffKing and Queen of MaldoniaPrince RalphieEvangelineFirefly Five Plus LouReggie, Darnell, and Two FingersStellaThe Fenner BrothersFacilier's Friends on the Other SideFacilier's ShadowFirefly FamilyRandyMimiBeaudreauxSwamp GatorsGeorgiaSpoonbillsButterfliesMarcelBayou Animals

Tiana's Bayou Adventure: The Bayou Community BandZydeco Critter BandTimoléonApolloRufusByhaliaGrittyBeauRara Critter MusiciansOctaviaPawpawClaudeBernadetteSebastiánPhinaAfro-Cuban MusiciansFelipeMayraMondoIsabelGloriaDeloresLariEmilyWalterLuciaAnaRosa
Cameos and Crossover characters: Br'er RabbitBr'er FoxBr'er BearMr. BluebirdBr'er FrogBr'er GooseRiver Belle ChorusThe BeesSinging StorksBass Frog

Objects
Facilier's TalismanMama Odie's WandMama Odie's Gumbo CauldronTiana's Foods
Organizations
Tiana's FoodsSouthern Dome Salt Company • Finest King Carrots
Locations
New OrleansBayou of New OrleansMama Odie's TreeTiana's PalaceMaldoniaDr. Facilier's Voodoo EmporiumDuke's CaféTiana's HomeFleur du BayouTiana's FoodsTiara-Topped Water TowerOld Mill PondLemoine Soda ClubLari's Home
Songs
Original songs: Down in New OrleansAlmost ThereFriends on the Other SideWhen We're HumanGonna Take You ThereMa Belle EvangelineDig a Little DeeperNever Knew I NeededSpecial Spice

Bayou Boogie: Everyday PrincessLive To See You SmileShadow ManDo What I Wanna DoWhen You're In Love You'll UnderstandZippin' To The ZydecoI Was Born To Blow This HornPlay With The BandNight and DayLife In The SwampLove is a Magical MysterySing Away The BluesMama Odie's Kitchen Song

See Also
Disney RevivalElectric Holiday
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