J.T. ‘Funny Paper’ Smith
They tell me Seven Sisters in New Orleans, that can really fix a man
And I'm headed for New Orleans, Louisiana, I'm travelin' both day
I hear them say the oldest Sister look like she's just twenty-one
And said she can look right in your eyes and tell you exactly what
you want done.
They tell me they've been hung, been bled, and been crucified
But I just want enough help to stand on the water and rule the tide.
It's bound to be Seven Sisters 'cause I've heard it by everybody else
‘Course, I'd love to take their word, but I'd rather go and see for
When I leave the Seven Sisters I’m piling stones all around
And go to my baby and tell her there's another Seven-Sister man in
Good mornin’ Seven Sisters, just thought I'd come down and see
Will you build me up where I'm torn down and make me strong
where I'm weak?
I went to New Orleans, Louisiana, just on account of something
The Seven Sisters told me everything I wanted to know, and they
wouldn't let me speak a word.
Now it's Sarah, Minnie, Bertha, Holly, Dolly, Betty and Jane —
You can't know them sisters apart because they all looks just
The Seven Sisters sent me away happy, 'round the corner I met
another little girl;
She looked at me and smiled, and said: Go devil and destroy
[Spoken: I'm gonna destroy it, too…I’m all right now.]
Seven times a year the Seven Sisters, will visit me in my sleep
And they said I won't have no trouble, and said I'll live twelve
days in a week.
Boy go down in Louisiana, and get the lead right outta your being,
If these Seven Sisters can’t do anything in Louisiana, bet you'll have to go
to New Orleans.