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(Shel.
Silverstein & Baxter Taylor) Down

in Lou'siana where the black trees grow live a voodoo lady named Marie Lavaux She
got a black cat tooth and a mojo bone and anyone wouldn't 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 messin' 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 that you all know and he was lookin' around for Marie Lavaux He

said Marie Lavaux you lovely witch why don't you gimme a little charm gonna make me rich He
said now gimme million dollars and I'll tell you what I'll do this, very night I'm gonna marry you It'll
be GREEEEEEEEEEEE another man done gone So

Marie did some magic and she shook a little sand she, 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 wedding day But
ol' Handsome Jack he, said "Good-bye Marie you, too damn ugly for a rich man like me" So
Marie started cryin' her, fangs started shakin' her, body started turnin' she, started quakin' She
said GREEEEEEEEEEEE another man done gone So

if you ever get down where the black tree grow and meet a voodoo lady named Marie Lavaux And
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 GREEEEEEEEEEEE (c)....

1972 Evil Eye Music Inc



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