Miss Catherine

We were down in New Orleans about a year before Katrina came to visit. It's a beautiful city, with warm and wonderful people - and lots to drink! But it's also a city of magic - light and dark.

 

People talk about a ghost or a haint
Slap your leathers on, you're bound to faint
Goober dust is gonna show you something there ain't
When Miss Catherine comes to town

They say she rules down in New Orleans
Lovers come in an endless stream
In a magic city, they call her the Queen
When Miss Catherine comes to town

Because her eyes are endless silence
And her skin is soft and brown
There's a line of men with their souls torn out
When Miss Catherine comes to town

They say her house is filled with gold
A Hand of Glory in a velvet roll
Some folks say Miss Catherine don't appear to grow old
When Miss Catherine comes to town

She's got potions for love, potions for hate
She got Johnny Cockeroo to set you straight
You can walk the swamp to see her, but most folks wait
'Till Miss Catherine comes to town

Because her eyes are endless silence
And her skin is soft and brown
There's a line of men with their hearts torn out
When Miss Catherine comes to town

I used to love her, and she loved me
But I was foolish with my company
Lord, she left me shattered as a man can be
When Miss Catherine came to town

A woman born with a veil on her face
Won't take the trouble to bear a disgrace
Learn from this poor wretch who wears a thorny crown
When Miss Catherine comes to town


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