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IN THE COURT OF THE TWO SISTERS

IN THE COURT OF THE TWO SISTERS

WORDS AND MUSIC BY HENRY GROSS ©2004 ACHTUNES, ASCAP

 

MET YVETTE ON A JET DOWN TO METAIRIE
SHE WAS TWEEDLE DUM I WAS TWEEDLE DEE
TOLD HER SHE’D BE THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD FOR ME

MET CLAIRE AT A FAIR IN JACKSON SQUARE
TRUE BLUE EYES AND DARK BROWN HAIR
PROMISED HER THEN AND THERE WE’D ALWAYS BE A PAIR

IT NEVER CROSSED MY MIND ALL THE TIME WE DATED
BY A TWIST OF FATE THEY’D BE RELATED

IN THE COURT OF THE TWO SISTERS I’M GUILTY AS SIN
THE JURY WON’T AQUIT ME FROM THE TROUBLE I’M IN
THEY’RE DIFFERENT AS CAN BE
BUT ON ONE THING THEY AGREE
IN THE COURT OF THE TWO SISTERS I’M CONVICTED 

IMAGINE MY SURPRISE WHEN THEY BOTH GOT WISE
BEING UNADVISED OF THEIR FAMILY TIES
FELT LIKE I GOT SHOT BETWEEN THE EYES

STUNNED, I SAID:  “I’LL BE A SON OF A GUN”
BROTHER, LOOK WHAT MOTHER NATURE’S DONE
I HAD NO CASE, I KNEW MY RACE WAS RUN

YOU COULD SAY THEIR PATIENCE HAD BEEN TRIED
‘CAUSE MY APPEALS HAVE BEEN DENIED

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NOW I’LL NEVER BE ASHAMED TO ASK LAST NAMES
WHERE THEY PITCH THEIR TENTS OR FROM WHENCE THEY CAME
I LACKED ONE FACT, IT’S A CRYING SHAME
WATCHED MY GAME GO UP IN FLAMES

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