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The Searchers – Love Potion No. 9 lyrics

I took my troubles down to Madame Ruth
You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth
She's got a pad down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
Sellin' little bottles of Love Potion Number Nine

I told her that I was a flop with chicks
I've been this way since 1956
She looked at my palm, and she made a magic sign
She said, “What you need is Love Potion Number Nine”

She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink
She said, “I'm gonna make it up right here in the sink”
It smelled like turpentine; it looked like Indian ink
I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink

I didn't know if it was day or night
I started kissin' everything in sight
But when I kissed a cop down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion Number Nine

(Instrumental Break)

I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink

I didn't know if it was day or night
I started kissin' everything in sight
But when I kissed that cop down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion Number Nine

Love Potion Number Nine
Love Potion Number Nine
Love Potion Number Nine



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    Jaunty little tune foreshadowing the first great psychedelic wave which "fed the head" of the worldwide Babyboomer youth movement. And the hero's quest, too, is all there: the erotically frustrated youth, the exotic old wise woman with the mysterious potion, the blinding freedom of expressing universal love, the rude slapdown by the enforcer of societal norms. And, it's got a good beat, and you can dance to it! Now, that's the kind of art I dig!
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