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Thread #25938   Message #773156
Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Aug-02 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
Subject: Lyr Add: SHAME AND SCANDAL (from Odetta)
(as performed by Odetta, 1956)

CHORUS: Woe-oe me, shame and scandal in the family.
Woe-oe me, shame and scandal in the family.

There was a family lived on the isle
Of San Sebastian for a long, long while
The head of the family was a Hollander man.
The younger brother, his name was Ron. CHORUS

The Hollander man kept in the tower
A wife as pretty as a big white flower.
She saw the brother, she stole his heart.
And that's where the trouble of the bubbly(?) starts. CHORUS

The wife and the brother, they wanna go,
But the Hollander man, he tell them no.
The wife fall down and the evil came.
Burned the man in a voodoo flame. CHORUS

Her eyes are empty, she cannot talk.
The nurse has come to make her walk.
The brothers are lonely, the nurse is young,
And now you know, my tale is sung. CHORUS

"Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues." Tradition Records. TLP-1010 (recorded September, 1956 in San Francisco)