Love Potion #9

Words & Music:

Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller


Am                         Dm

I took my troubles down to Madame Ruth.

You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth.

C           Am          Dm

She's got a pad down at 34th and Vine.

E                         Am

Selling little bottles of Love Potion Number Nine.


I told her that I was a flop with chicks.

I'd been this way since 1956.

She looked at my palm and she made a magic sign.

She said, "What you need is Love Potion Number Nine."



She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink.


She said, "I'm gonna make it up right here in the sink."


It smelled like turpentine and looked like India ink.


I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink.


I didn't know if it was day or night.

I started kissing everything in sight.

But when I kissed the cop down at 34th and Vine.

He broke my little bottle of Love Potion Number Nine.


Am                 Dm

Love Potion Number Nine.  [3x]


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