I've known some women in every state from New York City to the Golden Gate
And I've lived with some and buddy I've loved 'em all yes I did
But no one woman had a claim on me cause I still had a lotta world to see
And I sometimes stagger but suggar I seldom fall.
Then like a hungry man I went to Louisian'
Where the livin' and the lovin' was good
Without a care to hide and just as satisfied as I could be
A lotta women and wine and not a tie to bind me
And behavin' just as cool as I could
Till a long-legged sweet-walkin' raven-haired and Cajun-lookin'
Devil put the sweat on me.
They call her Smoky she's a little bitty evil
Smokey right as wrong can be
Smokey she could shake a very devil Smokey put the sweat on me
Oh, Smokey put the sweat on me.
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Oh, my pulse is a beatin' to the clickety-clack
Of this oneway ride that's gonna take me back
And my body's just a breathin' in the Mississippi River smell
Well, my feet wasn't ready yet for settling down
But my soul kept telling me to turn around
And the longer I tried to fight in the harder I fell.
And like a hungry man I'm goin' to Louisisan'
Where the lovin' and the livin' is good
I'll get a brand new bride and be as satisfied as I can be
And I won't even mind the world I'm leavin' behind
Because I never really thought that I could.
Till the long-legged sweet-walkin' raven-haired and Cajun-lookin'
Devil put the sweat on me...