Big Livin’
Lyrics: Carol Lee 

Nico caught the last train
Heading into town
Coming back to N'Orleans
No one left around

Where we gonna go? Mama
Tell me where we gonna go?
I don't know, I don't know, 
I don't know

See the children running
Up and down the streets
Aunties and their Mamas
Hanging out the sheets

Nowhere left to go child
Ain't nowhere for us to go
I don't know, I don't know
I don't know

Brick by brick
Row by row
Old folks stay
And young folk go

Ruby's saving up some nickels
Soon she'll turn fifteen
Northbound to Chicago
Where she gonna sing

She's got somewhere to go mama
You know she's gotta go
Gotta go, Gotta go, Gotta go

Where the boys can really swing it
Staying up till dawn
Hear there's some big living
Now this bird has flown

I know  you had to go child,
She sho'nuff had to let you go
I don't know, I don't know
I don't know
Brick by brick
Row by row
Old folks stay
And young folk go
Big livin big livin'