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A History of the Blues – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You

JalacyScreamin’ JayHawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, film producer, and boxer. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as “I Put a Spell on You“, he sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him an early pioneer of shock rock.

I put a spell on you
Because you’re mineYou better stop the things you do
I tell ya I ain’t lyin’
I ain’t lyin’You know I can’t stand it
You’re runnin’ around
You know better daddy
I can’t stand it ’cause you put me down
Oh noI put a spell on you
Because you’re mineYou know I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you anyhow
And I don’t care if you don’t want me
I’m yours right nowI put a spell on you
Because you’re mineYou know I can’t stand it
Your running around
You know baby daddy
I can’t stand it
‘Cause you put me downOoo I put a spell on you
Because you’re mine
Because you’re mineBecause you’re mine
Oh yeah