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Music by elton johnLyrics by bernie taupinReleased as a uk b-side in 1982He would recount the stories he had learned so wellFourteen years is a long time in one cellWhen the pipe is passed the opium does it’s roundsPapa legba sitting pretty in a chicken little townHis textured skin, like leather in the sunFingers beating hard upon a native drumHe picks his teeth with a splintered back rib bonePapa legba bears his fangs and lays aloneHey papa legba, hoo-boo-be-doHey papa legba, no one gonna bother youHey papa legba, hoo-boo-be-doShake papa legba, no one’s gonna bother you tonight, alrightHe was free to dance alone where the spirits runHis almond eyes would twinkle on a hundred sonsHis champagne toast and white meat on a spitPapa legba’s drunken with a smile upon his lips



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