"Tombstone Shadow" as written by and John Fogerty....
Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Ev'ry time I get some good news, ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

Saw the gypsy man, 'way down in san berdoo.
Said, I saw the gypsy man, 'way down in san berdoo.
Five dollars on the table, ooh,
Keep me 'way from my tomb.
Oh! oh!

Said I got thirteen months of bad luck,
Bound to be some pain.
Don't you do no trav'lin',
Fly in no machines.
Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.

Every time I get some good news, ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

The man gave me a luck charm, cost five dollars more,
Said, "put some on your pillow, and put some on your door."
He said, "take a long vacation, ooh,
For thirteen months or more."
Oh, lord!

Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Every time I get some good news, ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

Oh, oh, lord!
Oh, lord!


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"Tombstone Shadow" as written by John Fogerty

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    General CommentThis song is about a man who is plauged by bad luck and who can't escape it no matter what he tries.
    Truly a fantastic song and signature CCR tune, not sure why this is the first comment.
    Sgt.Smokeyon July 25, 2006   Link

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