Who Sang The Hoodooin' of Miss Fannie DeBerry? Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers The Gambler cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock
length: 4:50
producer: Larry Butler
engineer: Billy Sherrill
background vocals: Randy Dorman, Mickey Newbury and Bill Medley
composer: Alex Harvey
lyricist: Alex Harvey

The Hoodooin' Of Miss Fannie Deberry
Down in Sunflower County where I was born
Used to be a crazy woman
Used to walk bare footed down a gravel road
Singin' in an unknown tongue

One day I asked her Papa why she was crazy
The tears welled up in his eyes
He said, "the Devil's inside my poor baby
She be crazy 'til the day she dies

You know she's been hoodooed
By the power of the voodoo
You know she's been hoodooed
By the power of the voodoo

Said Fanny always was a peculiar child
Never could make her mind
She used to slip out and go walkin' in the woods late at night
Always came home cryin'

But then one night she came home laughin'
Talkin' out of her head
She said, Now I ain't got to worry 'bout dyin' Papa
I been sleepin' in a Devil's bed

You know she's been hoodooed
By the power of the voodoo
You know she's been hoodooed
By the power of the voodoo

Hoodoo woman pickin up Qwewee
Hoodoo woman pickin up Qwewee

Said "Fanny's Mama was a Voodoo Queen
Died when Fanny was born
He remembered her very last words to him
She said, "'m goin' Honey, take care of Fanny 'til the Devil comes

So if you see her buried down in a graveyard
Diggin' in a grave for Foofoo
You know she's gonna Hoodoo somebody
And if you cross her she might Hoodoo you

You know she's been hoodooed
By the power of the voodoo
You know she's been hoodooed
By the power of the voodoo

Don't be messin' with a hoodoo woman
She's gonna Hoodoo you
Don't be messin' with a hoodoo woman
She's gonna Hoodoo you
Don't be messin' with a hoodoo woman
She's gonna Hoodoo you

Hoodoo woman Pickin up a Qwewee
Hoodoo woman Pickin up a Qwewee


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Gambler
  • 2 I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again
  • 3 (The) King of Oak Street
  • 4 Making Music for Money
  • 5 The Hoodooin' of Miss Fannie DeBerry
  • 6 She Believes in Me
  • 7 Tennessee Bottle
  • 8 Sleep Tight, Goodnight Man
  • 9 A Little More Like Me (The Crucifixion)
  • 10 San Francisco Mable Joy
  • 11 Morgana Jones