Yazoo Street Scandal - Robbie Robertson
    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 soothed 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 wait by the door,
    I can't stay here anymore, 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
    Came in chokin'
    And the widow laughed and said:
    "I ain't jokin'.
    Take once for all"
    She said "Now don't ya tease me.
    I just fell in love, boy,
    So rock me kinda slow and kinda easy,
    All day and all night."

    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 did 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 easy,
    All day and all night"


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