Some people think they jive me
But I know they must be crazy
Don't see dey misfortune
Guess they just too lazy

J'suis the Grand Zombie
My yellow belt of choison
Ain't afraid of no tom cat
Fill my brains with poison

Walk thru the fire
Fly thru the smoke
See my enemy
At the end of dey rope

Walk on pins and needles
See what they can do
Walk on gilded splinters
With the king of the Zulu

Kon kon, the kiddy kon kon
Walk on gilded splinters
Kon kon, the kiddy kon kon
Walk on gilded splinters

'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)
'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)
'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)
'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)

Roll outta my coffin
Drink poison in my chalice
Pride begins to fade
And y'all feel my malice

Put gris gris on your doorstep
Soon you'll be in the gutter
I can melt your heart like butter
A-a-and I can make you stutter

Kon kon, the kiddy kon kon
Walk on gilded splinters
Kon kon, the kiddy kon kon
Walk on gilded splinters

'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)
'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)
'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)
'Ti Alberta ('ti Alberta)


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    mgizmo2005on April 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMany parts of the lyrics consist of New Orleans dialect, like "dey misfortune" or "dey rope," and slang like "kon kon" or the "Ti" before a name ("Ti Alberta"), both, I think, used to express affection, and even a bit of the French that is spoken in NO as well ("Je suis the Grand Zombie"). More NO references are found in the "king of the Zulu," which refers to the Mardi Gras carnival, and the "gris gris," which is a voodoo talisman.

    Other than that there's some typical American slang used in many blues songs, like "tom cat" (=woman-chaser) or "they jive me" (=they tease/fool me).

    This album, and most of all this song, achieved seeping New Orleans' cultural spirit into the mainstream of the late 1960s music scene, with its hypnotizing mix of swampy blues, gospel, and soulful R&B.
    terrycraigon September 15, 2014   Link

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