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Shivaree – The Snake lyrics

On the way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman
Found a poor half-frozen snake

His pretty colored skin
Had been all frosted with the dew
"Poor thing" she cried, "I'll take you in
Aand I'll take care of you."

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

She wrapped him up all cozy
In a comforter of silk
And laid him by the fireside
With some honey and some milk

She hurried home from work that night
And as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taken in had been revived.

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

She clutched him to her bosom
"You're so beautiful" she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died."

Well she stroked his pretty skin again
And kissed him really tight,
Instead of saying thanks,
The snake gave her a vicious bite.

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

"I saved you!" cried the woman
"And you've bitten me but why?"
"You know your bite is poisonous
And now I'm gonna die."

"Ha shut up, silly woman."
Said that reptile with a grin.
"You knew darn well I was a snake before you took me in."

Take me in tender woman
Take me in for heaven's sake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake

Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake
Take me in tender woman
Sighed the Snake.



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