May 27, 2017

Loreley, reloaded!

    
Well, my Mama told me
'Loreley, listen to me!
Don't you trust a seaman,
if you wanna stay free!'

But on the seventh month,
On the seven day, 
On the seventh hour,
The seventh sailor swayed...

He swayed my waters,
Those deep blue streams,
He started sweet-talking to me,
Tried to capture my dreams.

'Cause I'm a woman,
Yeah, a hoochie coochie woman
And he's man, oh!
He's a trouble-newsy man!


Well, the tides keep turning
And it won't be long
He's gonna hear me singin'
That same old song... 

I'm gonna sink my voice
Deep into his mind
I'm gonna swirl up that river
Drown him down to his kind!

'Cause I'm a woman,
Yeah, a hoochie coochie woman
And he's man, oh! He's a ---
A cozy smoothie man!

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Alice McDuff ~ 28 May 2017