Poetry may cure your ills

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 22:27.

I have a feeling I know who wrote this post at Cleveland Public Library, but I won't out that person. It's so true. If you are feeling out of sorts at this time of year, try POETRY.

Also, the LIT has some great stuff lined up this year. So, please don't despair. Call your local librarian :)

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Poet Naomi Shihab Nye

At the LIT, this Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.


http://www.the-lit.org/

I got my medicine, to cure all y'alls ills

Dr. John, The Night Tripper 

They call me, Dr. John, The Night Tripper
Got my sizzling Gris-Gris in my hand
Day trippin' up, Back down by you
I'm the last of the best
They call me the Gris-Gris man
Got many clients
Come from miles around
Running down my prescription
I got my medicine, to cure all y'alls ills
I got remedies of every description

(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya)
Hey Now
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya)
Hey Now

If you got love trouble, got a bad woman you can't control
I got just the thing for you
Something called control in the hearts get together drops.
If you work to hard and you need a little rest try my utilize rub put some on my drop fix and jam, put some in your breakfast.

Try a little bit ah..
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
Hey Now
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)

They call me, Dr. John
Known as the Night Tripper
Sazzle a little Gris-Gris in my hand
Day trippin' up, Back down by you
I'm the last of the best
They call me the Gris-Gris man

Sellin'
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
Mm
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
Mm Mm Mm

So why war if your neighbors give you trouble put your fitness in the street
Seal a jewb in my whole car in the street
Try my Dragon Blood
My Drawen Hidin'
My Secret Sand
Try a little black cat if your woman got another man

So easy does it as you put it in the palm of your hand

(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
Put on a womans feet
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
Mumble
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
No, no, no
(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya..
Hey Now..

(Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya)
http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/dr_john_lyrics_22844/other_lyrics_53465/gris-gris_gumbo_ya-ya_lyrics_554356.html

Y'all can listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WlJ9IGNlrI