We’ll shake dem bones by the light of the fire,
The ol’ woman screaming at the funeral pyre,
The cracklin’ wood an’ a far away moan
Oh Papa Legba, won’t you leave me alone.
Tie two roosters together, fightin’ in the mud,
Twenty-dollar bills justa covered with blood.
Soul sweat drippin’ an’ I can’t find my way,
Rub some ashes on your heart, cuz we all gonna pay.
I could run on an’ hide but I don’t know where,
Scrape the mud off my boots, an’ put some wax in my hair,
Keep your dogs off me, let me pass through the night,
I hear your cold whisper say, “It’s gonna be alright”.
Go away Legba, leave your crutch by the door,
Enough of your tricks I can’t take it no more.
Pour some oil on my head, carve a cross outta bone,
Oh Papa Legba won’t you leave me alone.