Marie Laveau

Bobby Bare

MARIE LAVEAU Performed by Bobby Bare Written by Shel Silverstein and Baxtor Taylor
INTRO (TALK): The most famous of the voodoo queens that ever existed Is Marie Laveau, down in Louisanaa There's a lot of wierd, ungodly tales about Marie, She's supposed to have a lot of magic potions, spells and curses....
[A] Down in Louisana, where the black trees grow Lives a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau Got a [D] black cat's tooth and a Mojo bone And [A] anyone who wouldn't leave her alone She'd go [E] (growl) another man done [A] gone.
She lives in a swamp in a hollow log With a one-eyed snake and a three-legged dog She's got a bent, bony body and stringy hair If she ever seen y'all messin' 'round there She'd go (growl) another man done gone.
And [D] then one night when the moon was black [A] Into the swamp come handsome Jack A [B] no good man like you all know [E] (TALK) He was lookin' around for Marie Laveau.

He said Marie Laveau, you handsome witch Gimme a little a little charm that'll make me rich Gimme a million dollars and I tell you what I'll do This very night, I'm gonna marry you Then It'll be (growl) another man done gone.
(Same chords as in verse 3) So Marie done some magic, and she shook a little sand 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 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' Her body started tremblin', and her eyes started flashin' And she went (growl) another man done gone.
So if you ever git 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 (growl) another man done gone.

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