Yazoo Street Scandal Lyrics

Stranded out in the night
Eliza took me down
To see the widow give
Rain to the town

It's against the law
To be a tonic man
But the widow knows
She's got the upper hand

So I went on in
Feelin' kinda wheezy
You know she soothes my mind, boys
She rocked me kinda slow and easy
All day and all night

Pick a card before you go
It's a long trip to Mexico
Eliza waiting by the door
I can't stay here anymore, no, no, no, no

Then she took a pill
She washed her feet in the mud
She said, "Look out son
You know, I just ordered a flood
For forty days and forty nights"

Then I dropped my shoes
Eliza called my name
She said it looked to her
Like it's gonna rain

Then the cotton king
He came in chokin'
And the widow laughed and said
"I ain't jokin'"

"Take once for all"
She said, "Now don't you tease me
I just fell in love, boy
So rock me kinda slow and rock me kinda easy"

Sweet William said
With a drunken head
"If I had a boat
I'd help y'all float"

Eliza stood there watching
William in a trance
As the widow [Incomprehensible]
The St.Vitus dance

But just then an old man
With a boat named, 'Breezy'
Said, "You can ride with Clyde, boys
If you rock it kinda slow and rock it kinda easy
All day and all night"

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Songwriter(s): Robbie Robertson, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
Record Label(s): This compilation 2000 Capitol Records, Inc
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