LAFAYETTE’S MIXTURE

I was terrible with women
I was terrible rough
I just treat them every which way
sometimes I just throw them off.

I had trainloads of women
I had daughters I had the mothers
if they wouldn’t go with me
I’d go find me another.

Surely don’t need no doctor
surely don’t need no pill
just give me some Lafayette’s Mixture
to cure my serious ill.

During the American Revolution
the Marquis de Lafayette
mixed a powder in a solution
to cure anything you could get.

Some people called it the pox
some folks called it the drip
the doctor calls it the gonorrhea
and it certainly made me sick.

Six weeks of suffering
six weeks of laying in bed
six weeks of Lafayette’s Mixture
until you can hardly raise your head.

Surely don’t need no doctor
surely don’t need no pill
just give me some Lafayette’s Mixture
to cure my serious ill.

 

(unrecorded, published in QUADRANT)