Voodoo City (Black 47)

“Voodoo City” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Voodoo City” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Larry Kirwan.
Tune: Larry Kirwan.


Paddy came down to Voodoo City.
Met a lady on Bourbon Street.
She was dark. She was beautiful.
Swept that boy right off his feet.
Runnin’ from the man in New York City.
Fled down south to beat the chill.
But the Iceman had me in his sights
For one too many unpaid bills.

Oh, Voodoo City.
Oh, Voodoo World.
Oh, Voodoo City.
For God’s sakes, keep your hands off my Voodoo Girl.

Marie Laveau was the lady in question.
I fell beneath her crescent spell.
Nights spent drinkin’ in the Quarter.
Soon turned into a living hell.
She said she knew how to protect me
From all the evil in my past.
But New York City is not scorned so easy.
Iceman tracked me down at last.

Oh, Voodoo City.
Oh, Voodoo World.
Oh, Voodoo City.
For God’s sakes, keep your hands off my Voodoo Girl.

Moonlight on the lazy river.
Mist around the old gas light.
Heard his footsteps on Toulouse Street
Disappear into the Creole night.

Candle waver on the altar.
Marie, she dance on the naked floor.
Flame light up her sacred body.
I hear a key turn in the door.

I scream at her, “You have betrayed me.”
The hurt explodes inside her eyes.
She throw herself across my body.
Bullet choke her voodoo cries.

A raven rises from her body.
The Iceman stare in disbelief.
I crash through her garret window.
Race like fire down Bourbon Street.

Oh, Voodoo City.
Oh, Voodoo World.
Oh, Voodoo City.
For God’s sakes, keep your hands off my Voodoo Girl.

Oh, Voodoo City.
Oh, Voodoo World.
Oh, Voodoo City.


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