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The Searchers – Love Potion No. 9 lyrics

I took my troubles down to Madame Rue
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 No. 9

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 No. 9

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 that cop down at Thirty-Fourth and Vine
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion No. 9

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 at Thirty-Fourth and Vine
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion No. 9

Love Potion No. 9
Love Potion No. 9
Love Potion No. 9



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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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