"Neutral Ground" as written by Pierce Ray Pettis and Fred Koller....
TRAIN PULLED INTO NEW ORLEANS AND
I MADE MY WAY DOWNTOWN
WHERE SAINTS AND SINNERS
CHANCE TO MEET
WHAT THEY CALL THE HEUTRAL GROUND
MET A GIRL ON THE RUE ROYAL
SHE TURNED MY HEAD AROUND
SWIRLING LIKE THE MIST THAT CREEP
ALONG THE NEUTRAL GROUND

SHE LED ME TO THE RIVERSIDE AND
SLIPPED HER HAND IN MINE
I HELD ON TO A TREASURE
LIKE I NEVER DREAMED I'D FIND
THE BAND WAS PLAYING DIXIELAND
OH HOW I LOVED THAT SOUND
WE STOOD AND KISSED
AS STREETCARS RUMBLED
UP THE HEUTRAL GROUND

I QUIT MY JOB - I SWEAR
I NEVER LIKED IT ANYWAY
WORKING UP IN ILLINOIS FOR A
LOWLY SALESMAN'S PAY
NOW I'M BACK NEW ORLEANS AND
MAKING ALL THE ROUNDS
SEARCHING FOR THE GIRL I LEFT
DOWN ON THE NEUTRAL GROUND

EVERY NIGHT'S A PARTY HERE
EVERYDAY IT RAINS
AND WEEKS AND MONTHS
STRETCH LONGER THAN
THE BRIDGE CROSS PONCHARTRAIN
I WALK MY FEET ON NARROW STREETS
THE WIND THEIR WAY DOWNTOWN
WHERE SAINTS AND SINNERS
CHANCE TO MEET
UPON THE NEUTRAL GROUND

WHERE SAINTS AND SINNERS
CHANCE TO MEET
UPON THE HEUTRAL GROUND


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