"Poison Ivy" as written by and Leiber/stoller....
She comes on like a rose
And everybody knows
She'll get you in dutch
You can look but you'd better not touch

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Well late at night when you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a creeping all around

She's pretty as a daisy
But look out man she's crazy
She'll really do you in
But if you let her get under your skin

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Well late at night when you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a creeping all around

Measles make you bumpy and mumps'll make you lumpy
And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch
A common cold'll cool you but whooping cough'll fool you
But poison ivy's gonna make you itch

You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion
You'll be scratching like a hound
The minute you start to mess around

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Well late at night when you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a creeping all around

Measles make you bumpy and mumps'll make you lumpy
And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch
A common cold'll cool you and whooping cough'll fool you
But poison ivy's gonna make you itch

You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion
You'll be scratching like a hound
The minute you start to mess around

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Well late at night when you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a creeping all around

La la la la
La la la la
La la la la
La la la la


Lyrics submitted by AJGullo23

"Poison Ivy" as written by Mike Stoller Jerry Leiber

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    General CommentIt's about a really mean, manipulative woman (or man) that gets "under" your skin..with poison ivy the itch is of course in your skin but with a person like this the "itch" is all in your mind were you just cant scratch.
    wrdchkon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRACK EM WILLIE LIKES THIS SONG. enough said haha
    bestwombat11on March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure there's a very unsubtle reference to gonorrhoea in there, too.
    morbid moragon May 17, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionShe has crabs.. There for she'll make u itch the minute u start to mess around.. So they call her poison ivy
    zanzabarbarrionon September 09, 2013   Link

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