Tombstone Shadow Lyrics

Creedence Clearwater Revival


publisher: ©CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC
writers: John Fogerty
album: Track 3 in album Green River
release date: 1969-8-3
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Classic Rock/Folk Rock/Country Rock/Southern Rock
length: 3:40
lyricist: John Fogerty
composer: John Fogerty

Cover Art

Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River cover art
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Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Ev'ry time I get some good news, ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

Saw the gypsy man, 'way down in san berdoo.
Said, I saw the gypsy man, 'way down in san berdoo.
Five dollars on the table, ooh,
Keep me 'way from my tomb.
Oh! oh!

Said I got thirteen months of bad luck,
Bound to be some pain.
Don't you do no trav'lin',
Fly in no machines.
Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.

Every time I get some good news, ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

The man gave me a luck charm, cost five dollars more,
Said, "put some on your pillow, and put some on your door."
He said, "take a long vacation, ooh,
For thirteen months or more."
Oh, lord!

Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Tombstone shadow, stretchin' across my path.
Every time I get some good news, ooh,
There's a shadow on my back.

Oh, oh, lord!
Oh, lord!


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Green River
  • 2 Commotion
  • 3 Tombstone Shadow
  • 4 Wrote a Song for Everyone
  • 5 Bad Moon Rising
  • 6 Lodi
  • 7 Cross‐Tie Walker
  • 8 Sinister Purpose
  • 9 The Night Time Is the Right Time