Poison Ivy

(J. Leiber / M. Stoller)
Originally performed by The Coasters
Lead Singer: Taylor



She comes on like a rose
But everybody knows, don't ya know, don't ya know
She'll get you in touch
You can look but you'd better not touch

Poison ivy, poison ivy
Late at night when you're sleeping,
Poison ivy comes a creeping around. . .

She's pretty as a daisy (pretty as a daisy)
But look out man she's crazy (yeah, yeah, yeah)
She'll really reel you in (really reel you in)
If you let her get under your skin (let her get under your skin)

(chorus)

Measles makes you mumpy,
And mumps will make you lumpy
And chicken pox will make you jump and twitch
A common cold will fool ya
And whooping coughs will cool ya
But poison ivy will make you itch

You're gonna need an ocean (gonna need an ocean)
Of calamine lotion (oh, you're gonna need it)
You'll be scratching like a hound (boy, you'll be itching)
The minute she starts to mess around. . .

(chorus)

Poison Ivy has not been performed live