"Walking to New Orleans" is a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, and recorded and released by Domino in 1960. The song is a reworking of the traditional song "When the Saints Go Marching In" with new lyrics and a new arrangement.
The song tells the story of a man who is walking to New Orleans to see his girl. It's a upbeat song that talks about the journey, the different places he goes through, and the people he meets along the way. The lyrics also reflect the cultural and musical influences that Domino drew from, such as gospel and blues.
The song was a hit for Domino, reaching the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming one of his most well-known songs. It has since been covered by many other artists and has become a classic of the rock and roll genre. The song is also often played as a second line parade anthem in New Orleans and is considered a part of the city's cultural heritage.
The song has also been used in a variety of films, television shows, commercials, and other media, and it continues to be a beloved and enduring part of American popular music.