tombstone shadow lyrics – creedence clearwater revival

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!

/ creedence clearwater revival lyrics