Evangeline

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Malcolm Welbourne (Papa Mali), Bill Kreutzmann

One of the new songs with Robert Hunter lyrics played by 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali.

Creeping down the Bayou
Hazy hot night
Gleaming through the willow
Shining big and bright

Haunted witches' moon
Low on the horizon
Couldn't be a better time
To brew a lover's potion

In West Feliciana
I met Evangeline
She was born in Natchitoches (note 1)
And raised in Sabine

I can't live without her
Don't even want to try
If she won't be my lover
I might as well die

She can make a rain cloud
Open up and pour
She can make the lightning flash
And make the thunder roar

Evangeline is everything
A man like me could need
I was born to love her
In thought and word and deed

She's got a mystic streak
Knows what is to come
She can stop the traffic
By sticking out her thumb

She can make my heart beat
As fast as any drum
Evangeline, Evangeline
Sweet as sugar plum

Magical positions
Of the planets and the stars
Clear to her as music
Written down in bars

Plain to her as street signs
Posted in the trees
Along the ghostly avenues
That ripple in the breeze

She can make the rain cloud
Open up and pour
She can make the lightning flash
And make the thunder roar

Evangeline is everything
A man like me could need
I was born to love her
In thought and word and deed

Welcome to my heart
Welcome to my soul
You're the kind of woman
Can make a man whole

You're the kind of mama
Make a man out of a boy
Replace the tears of sorrow
With shining tears of joy

I got a little secret
To whisper in your ear
Come a little closer
So no one else can hear

I'm gonna to love you
In rare and different ways
Going to make you happy
For the rest of your days

You can make the rain cloud
Open up and pour
You can make the lightning flash
And make the thunder roar

Evangeline is everything
A man like me could need
I was born to love you
Yes I was indeed

I was born to love you
Yes I was indeed
I was born to love you
You're everything I need
Notes
(1) the printed lyrics are:
Raised in Natchitoches
She was born in Sabine
But Papa Mali definitely sings it the other way round

Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2010 Seven Walkers Seven Walkers

 


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