Created using the Lyrics to When The Saints Go Marching In
Created using the Lyrics to When The Saints Go Marching In The English translation of "fleur-de-lis" is "flower of the lily." This symbol, depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower, has many meanings. Traditionally, it has been used to represent French royalty, and also said to signify perfection, light, and life. The Fleur De Lis has also become synonymous with New Orleans, as the Saints have worn it on their uniform since 1967. Since the devastating storms during Hurricane Katrina, the Fleur De Lis has become the symbol of the city of New Orleans as well. It is a recognizable sign to those who are far away from home as well as for those trying to rebuild and come back. Since the Fleur De Lis is so synonymous with New Orleans, what better song to create this image out of than the song most recognized with the city, “When The Saints Go Marching In”. A true jazz standard most widely known from the version by Louis Armstrong, it has also been sung by many other great musicians such as Fats Domino, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen.