"Fortune Teller" as written by and Allen Toussaint....
Went to the fortune teller
Had my fortune read
I didn't know what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

When she took a look at my palm
She said son are you feeling kinda warm?
And she looked into her crystal ball
And said you're in love

I said I could not be so
I'm not passionate with the girls I know
She said when the next one arrives
You'll be looking into her eyes

I left there in a hurry
Looking forward to my big surprise
The next day I discovered
That the fortune teller told me lies

I hurried back down to that woman
As mad as I could be
I told her I didn't see nobody
Why'd she made a fool out of me

Then something struck me
As if it came from up above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in love

Now I'm a happy fellow
Well, I am married to the fortune teller
Well happy as me can be
Now I get my fortune told for free

Now I'm a happy fellow
Well, I am married to the fortune teller
Well happy as me can be
And now I get my fortune told for free


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"Fortune Teller" as written by Allen Toussaint

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    General Commenti like the who version better but i have no clue who did the original
    heyjude55on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFortune Teller is a song written by Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym Naomi Neville and first recorded by Benny Spellman (single B-side on Minit Records 644)

    Cover versions exist by The Rolling Stones (on their first live album, "Got Live if You Want It! but overdubbed with screaming girls), The Hollies, The Who (on their famous Live At Leeds), The Merseybeats, Tony Jackson, the Hardtimes and many others, including more recently the October 2007 album Raising Sand, performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

    The song was also a hit in Australia, recorded by The Throb. Rumour has it that the Australian band were played the Rolling Stones version by their studio producer before they recorded their version, to get an idea of how it should sound.
    TheDirgeon February 14, 2008   Link

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