Marie Laveau



Down in LouŽsiana where the black trees grow
Lives a voodoo lady named Marie Laveaux.
She got a black cat tooth and a mojo bone,
And anyone wouldnŽt leave her alone.
She go GREEEEEEEEEEEE...
Another man done gone. 
She live in a swamp in a hollow log
With a one-eyed snake and a three-legged dog.
She got a bent bony body and stringy hair,
And if she ever seen you messinŽ round there,
She go GREEEEEEEEEEEE...
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,
And he was lookinŽ around for Marie Laveaux .
He said, "Marie Laveau, you lovely witch,
Why donŽt you gimme a little charm thatŽll make me rich.
Gimme million dollars, and IŽll tell you what IŽll do... 
This very night IŽm gonna marry you."
ItŽll be UMMMMMMMM...
Another man done gone.

So Marie did some magic and she shook a little sand, 
Made a million dollars, and she put it in his hand.
Then she looked and she said , "Hey hey, 
IŽm gettinŽ ready for my wedding day."
But olŽ Handsome Jack said "Good-bye Marie. 
You too damn ugly for a man like me."
So Marie started shakinŽ, her fangs started gnashinŽ,
Her body started shakinŽ, and her eyes started flashinŽ.
She went GREEEEEEEEEEEE...
Another man done gone. 

So if you ever get down where the black tree grow
And meet a voodoo lady named Marie Laveaux,
And if she ever asks you to make her your wife, 
Man, you better stay with her for the rest of your life
Or itŽll be GREEEEEEEEEEEE...
Another man done gone. 

Words & Music by Shel Silverstein & Baxter Taylor.
Copyright © 1972 / Evil-Eye Music Inc , N.Y