Tombstone Shadow


Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Ev’ry time I get some good news, Ooh,
There’s a shadow on my back.

Saw the gypsy man, ‘way down in San Berdoo.
Said, I saw the gypsy man, ‘way down in San Berdoo.
Five dollars on the table, Ooh,
Keep me ‘way from my tomb.
Oh! Oh!

Said I got thirteen months of bad luck,
Bound to be some pain.
Don’t you do no trav’ling,
Fly in no machines.
Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Ev’ry time I get some good news, Ooh,
There’s a shadow on my back.

The man gave me a luck charm, Cost five dollars more,
Said, “Put some on your pillow, and put some on your door.”
He said, “Take a long vacation, Ooh,
For thirteen months or more.”
Oh, Lord!

Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Tombstone Shadow, stretching across my path.
Ev’ry time I get some good news, Ooh,
There’s a shadow on my back.

Oh, oh, Lord!
Oh, Lord!

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~ by chikamaru777 on 4 January, 2010.

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