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Marie Laveau

In the style of

Bobby Bare

Lyrics

down in louisiana
where the
black trees grow
lives a voodoo lady
named marie laveau

she gotta
black cat tooth
and a mojo bone

and anyone
who wouldn't
leave her alone
she'd go
another man
done gone

she lives in a swamp
in a hollow log
with a one-eyed snake
and a
three-legged dog
she got a
bent boney body
and stringy hair

and if she ever
seen y'all
messin' 'round there
she'd go
another man
done gone

and then
one night when
the moon was black
into the swamp
come handsome jack

a no-good man
like you all know
and he was
lookin' around
for marie laveau

he said
marie laveau
you lovely witch
now give me
a little charm
that'll make me rich

now give me
a million dollars
and tell you
what i'll do

this very night
i'm gonna marry you
and it'll be mm mm
another man
done gone

and so marie
done some magic
and she shook
a little sand
and made a
million dollars
and she put it
in his hand

then she giggled
and she wiggled
and she said
hey hey
i'm gettin' ready
for my weddin' day

but old
a-handsome jack
he said goodbye marie
you're too
damned ugly for
a rich man like me

then marie
started mumblin'
her fangs
started gnashin'

and her body
started tremblin'
and her eyes
started flashin'
and she went
another man
done gone

so if you ever
get down
where the
black trees grow
and meet a
voodoo lady named
marie laveau

if she ever asks you
to make her your wife
man you better
stay with her for
the rest of your life
or it'll be ooh-ee
another man
done gone

ah marie
show me that
purty white tooth
heh

Details

  • Duration : 3:14
  • Key : A
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1974
  • Language : English

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