Song Lyric Sunday 25th October

Welcome to Jim’s musical challenge where he sets us a theme every week and we supply the music. You can find out more here together with details of upcoming prompts.
This week we have the Halloween related prompts of Ghost/Pumpkin/Trick/Treat/Witch.
Another favourite of mine from 1971. Boy there was some great music around then!

“The Witch Queen of New Orleans” is a 1971 song by Redbone. The single was released from Redbone’s third album Message from a Drum, which is also titled The Witch Queen of New Orleans in its European release. The song peaked at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 21 in the United States. (source WIKI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyNYL2lUSMs

“The Witch Queen Of New Orleans”
Lyrics courtesy azlyrics.com

Writer(s): Patrick Vegas, Lolly Vegas

Marie, Marie
La voodoo, veau
She’ll put a spell on youMarie, Marie
La voodoo, veau
She’ll put a spell on you
Marie, Marie
La voodoo, veau
She’s the witch queen – oh
Of New Orleans

Of New Orleans

I’m gonna tell you a story
Strange as it now seems
Of zombie, voodoo, gris gris
And the Witch Queen of New Orleans

She lived in a world of magic
Possessed by the devils skew
From a shack near the swamplands
Made of mud-brown brick
Marie stirred the witches brew

Marie, Marie
La voodoo veau
She’ll put a spell on you

Marie, Marie
La voodoo veau
She’ll put a spell on you

Marie Marie
La voodoo veau
She’s the Witch Queen – of New Orleans

Of New Orleans

Dime or a nickel anyone could buy
Voodoo of any kind
She had potions and lotions, herbs
and tanna leaves
Guaranteed to blow your mind

Early one morning into mud, the swamp dew
Vanished Marie with hate in her eyes
Though she never returned
All the Cajuns knew
A Witch Queen never dies.

Marie, Marie
La voodoo, veau
She’ll put a spell on you

Marie, Marie
La voodoo, veau
She’ll put a spell on you

Marie, Marie
La voodoo, veau
She’s the witch queen – oh
Of New Orleans

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 25th October

  1. Jimi Hendrix stated that Lolly Vegas was the best guitarist he had ever heard and suggested that they create a band.

  2. Ian Kay says:

    I remember this one!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Great, great song☺️💜

  4. Lisa Coleman says:

    The beginning of this song reminds me of Lenny Kravitz a little bit. A great take on Marie Laveau. 🙂

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