Yazoo Street Scandal
Written by J.R. Robertson (Dwarf Music)
Album: The Basement Tapes
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".