Treme Theme Song

2010-present

HBO never fails to come up with cool theme song slash opening sequences for its shows. And Treme is one of the newest examples for such.

And it should, as the show is musician-centered. The theme song for Treme is officially known as “Treme Song”. It is by a real-life New Orleans, Louisiana singer John Boutté. “Treme Song” was not made for the show as it came first—as we all know, Tremé is a real neighborhood in New Orleans. The song is originally part of Boutté’s 2003-release Jambalaya.

The franchise has also already released (as expected) an official soundtrack for the series’ first season. Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1 was released under Geffen Records on September 28, 2010. It contains 19 songs—including of course “Treme Song” in a show-edit 1:43-second version—and has received two Grammy nominations. (“Treme Song” from Jambalaya lasts 4:23.)

Below is the original opening sequence.

Below is the full version.

Treme theme song lyrics

Album version/complete.

Hangin’ in the Treme
Watchin’ people sashay
Past my steps
By my porch
In front of my door

Church bells are ringin’
Choirs are singing
While the preachers groan
And the sisters moan
In a blessed tone

Down in the Treme
Just me and my baby
We’re all going crazy
While jamming and having fun

Down in the Treme
Is me and my baby
We’re all going crazy
While jamming and having fun

Trumpet bells ringing
Bass drum is swinging
As the trombone groans
And the big horn moans
And there’s a saxophone

Down in the Treme
Is me and my baby
We’re all going crazy
While jamming and having fun

Hangin’ in the Treme
Watchin’ people sashay
Past my steps
By my porch
In front of my door

Church bells are ringin’
Choirs are singing
While the preachers groan
And the sisters moan
In a blessed tone

Down in the Treme
Is me and my baby
We’re all going crazy
While jamming and having fun

Trumpet bells ringing
Bass drum is swinging
As the trombone groans
And the big horn moans
And there’s a saxophone

Down in the Treme
Is me and my baby
We’re all going crazy
While jamming and having fun

One thought on “Treme Theme Song

  1. nope

    “Buckjumping and having fun.”

    Buckjumping = second line dancing. Look up second line and New Orleans if that still doesn’t help.

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