Marie Lavaux
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Bobby Bare
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Marie Laveau (1974)
The most famous of the voodoo queens that ever existed
Is Marie Laveau, down in Louisiana
There's a lot of weird ungodly tales about Marie,
She's supposed to have a lot of magic potions, spells and curses...

Down in Louisiana, where the black trees grow
Lives a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau
Got a black cat's 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's got a bent, bony body and stringy hair
If she ever seen y'all messing 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
He was looking around for Marie Laveau

He said Marie Laveau, you handsome witch
Give me a little a little charm that'll make me rich
Give me a million dollars and I tell you what I'll do
This very night, I'm gonna marry you
Then It'll be another man done gone

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 getting ready for my wedding day

But old handsome Jack he said goodbye Marie
You're too damned ugly for a rich man like me
Then Marie started mumbling her fangs started gnashing
Her body started trembling and her eyes started flashing
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 another man done gone

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Down in Louisiana, where the black trees grow
Lives a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau
She got a black cat's tooth and a Mojo bone
And anyone who wouldn't leave her alone
She'd go... another man done gone
She lived in a swamp in a hollow log
With a one-eyed snake and a three-legged dog
Bent, bony 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 came handsome Jack
A no good man like you all know
Lookin' around for Marie Laveau
He said, "Marie Laveau, you lovely witch
Gimme 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 (uhh), another man done gone
So Marie done some magic, 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 said, "Goodbye Marie
You're too damned ugly for a rich man like me"
Marie started mumblin', her fangs started gnashin'
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... another man done gone
(Aah we'll see)
(Another man done gone)
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Shel Silverstein / Baxter Taylor



All comments from YouTube:

Taylor

My dad, who is almost 50, used to sing this to me when I was little! He even did the "eeeee-owww!" part! Hahaha, it reminds me of him! (:

kyle sim

You know same

Dan D

@D.B. Cooper where in E Tx? I lived there 75-85 Orange Tx

Dan D

@D.B. Cooper where in E Tx? I lived there 75-85 Orange Tx

Dan D

Ypur lucky, my dad is in his 90s i am 65 and all my dad sing was polkas which he adopted cajun music simce it sounded very similar

paul cannon

My mom did the same when I was 4 yrs old

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Dixie T

In case some of you didn't know, the "screaming banshee" in this song was done by Shel Silverstein, who wrote the popular book for young school children, titled "Where the Sidewalk Ends." Shel Silverstein and Bobby Bare were close friends, throughout their individual careers.

Jake J

You gotta be kidding me! That is awesome!

Dixie T

@Clyde Greene Seriously? WOW!

Clyde Greene

Shel wrote all of Dr Hook and the Medicine Show's Sloppy Seconds where this song first appeared. Legend stuff.

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