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Tombstone Shadow

This song is by Creedence Clearwater Revival and appears on the album Green River (1969) and on the compilation album Chronicle, Volume Two (1986).

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.
Ev'ry 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.
Ev'ry time I get some good news,
Ooh, there's a shadow on my back.
Oh, oh, Lord!

Oh, Lord!

CreditsEdit

PersonnelEdit

  • Lead guitar, lead vocals: John Fogerty
  • Rhythm guitar, backing vocals: Tom Fogerty
  • Bass guitar: Stu Cook
  • Drums, percussion: Doug Clifford

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