The song, before seeing success with recordings by Odetta and The Kingston Trio, was originally recorded by Calypso artist Sir Lancelot for the 1943 RKO film, "I Walked With a Zombie", directed by Jacques Tourneur...
Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family
Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family

There was a family, lived on the island of san sebastian for a long long while
The head of the family was a Holland man
The youngest brother his name was Rand

Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family
Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family

The Holland man kept in the tower, A wife as pretty as a big white flower
She saw the brother, she stole his heart
And that's where the trouble and the bubbling start

Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family
Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family

The wife and the brother, they wanna go
But the Holland man he tell them no
The wife fall down and the evil came
Burned her mind in a voodoo flame

Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family
Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family

Her eyes are empty, she cannot talk
A nurse has come to make her walk
The brothers are lonely, the nurse is young
And now you know my tale is sung

Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family
Whoa me
Shame And scandal on the family


Lyrics submitted by htimreimer, edited by KyleWSutton

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