Out from St. Louie, I wasn't choosy
I just wanted to get back on the road
I hitched in cars, and worked in bars
Lookin' for a place to lay down my load
I met a lady, a shady lady
And someone told her I was all on my own
She poured a beer and said "When I'm finished here
Hang around 'cause I'm taking you home
Don't worry I'll treat you all right
Don't worry you can stay all night"
And I thought it was any easy ride
But I didn't know where I was till I got inside
She said "Okay sonny, give me your money
And don't start any foolin' around"
I said "What?" I said "What
Don't you think you're turning me upside down"
She said "I don't care, I've been everywhere
And I've not been lookin' for you
But I'll take you in and give you a spin
You'll know some tricks by the time we get through"
Shady lady, you want it all your own way
Shady lady, you won't let go of your prey
Shady lady, eat me up and spit me out
But let's get started now I know what you're talkin' about
Now in the morning, as day was dawning
Shady asked me if I'd stay there awhile
I said "Stay? baby no way"
But I couldn't keep myself from a smile
I said "Now no bye-bye's, go in and dry your eyes
That ain't fittin' for a lady like you
Why not be smart, and give your life another start
But take care now whatever you do"
Shady lady I'm on my way
Shady lady we'll meet again one day
And don't worry 'cause when we do
I'm gonna make sure that there ain't very much left of you
I gotta get out!