Yazoo Street Scandal

(Robbie Robertson)

Standin’ out in the night, Delilah took me down
To see the widow bring rain to the town.
It’s against the law to be a tonic man,
But the widow know 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 ‘fore you go, it’s a long trip to Mexico Delilah waited 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 started a flood for forty days and forty nights.” Then I got my shoes, and ‘Lilah called my name
She said it looked to her like it’s gonna rain
Then the Cotton King he came in chokin’
And the widow laughed and said I ain’t jokin’ Think what you want
She said, “Now don’t ya tease me. I just fell in love, boy, So rock me kinda slow and rock me kinda easy” Sweet William said with a drunken head
“If I had a boat, I’d help y’all float.”
Delilah stood there watching William in a trance,

And the widow seized, oh, by 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 rock it kinda easy all day and all night.”