Who Sang Poison Ivy? The Lambrettas

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Release information
length: 2:43
producer: Peter Collins
lead vocals: Jez Bird
engineer: Pete Hammond
background vocals: Doug Sanders
guitar: Doug Sanders and Jez Bird
percussion: Paul Wincer
horn: Peter Thoms, Martin Dobson, Dick Hanson and Ron Aspery
bass guitar: Mark Ellis
brass arranger: Richard Myhill
writer: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
She comes on like a rose but everybody knows
She'll get you in Dutch
You can look but you better not touch

Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
Late at night while you're sleeping
Poision Ivy comes creepin' around

She's pretty as a daisy
But lookout man she's crazy
She'll really do you in
If you let her get under your skin


That beat will make you jumpy
And blues will make you lumpy
The way it rocks will make you jump and twitch
That rhythm's gonna fool ya
The slow backbeat will cool ya
But Poison Ivy Lord will make you itch

You gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion
You'll be scratchin' like a hound
The minute you start to mess around