Fortune Teller

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Went to the fortune teller
To have my fortune read
Didn't know what to tell her
Had a dizzy feeling in my head

Then she looked at my palm
Said "Honey you look kind of warm"
Looked into her crystal ball
And said "You're in love"

I said it could not be so
I'm not tight with any girls I know
She said when the next sun rises
You'll be staring into her eyes

Oh oh oh yeah yeah
Oh oh oh yeah yeah
Oh oh oh yeah yeah
Oh oh oh

I left there in a hurry
Looking forward to my big surprise
The next day I discovered
The fortune teller told me a lie

I hurried back to that woman
As mad as I could be
I told her I didn't see nobody
How could she make a fool out of me

Then something struck me
As if it came from up above
While looking at the fortune teller
I fell in love

Now I'm a happy fella
I'm married to the fortune teller
I'm happy as we can be
And now I get my fortune told for free

Oh oh oh yeah yeah
Oh oh oh yeah yeah
Oh oh oh yeah yeah
Oh oh oh oh look out

Fortune Teller (Live 2006)
Written byNaomi Neville (a.k.a. Allen Toussaint)
Performed byElvis Costello & Allen Toussaint featuring The Imposters, Anthony "AB" Brown & The Crescent City Horns
Horn arrangementAllen Toussaint
Mixed byChris Shepard
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Allen Toussaint - piano, vocal
Steve Nieve - Hammond B3 organ
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocal
Pete Thomas - drums
Anthony "AB" Brown - guitar
Amadee Castenell - saxophone, backing vocal
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle - saxophone, backing vocal
Joe "Foxx" Smith - trumpet, backing vocal
Sam "Big Sam" Williams - trombone, backing vocal
RecordedJuly 3, 2006, Montreal, QC, Canada
ReleasedDecember 5, 2006
VideosHot As A Pistol, Keen As A Blade, 2006

First known performance:
June 10, 2006, Green Bay, WI
Last known performance:
September 24, 2009, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... - not broadcast
     (24 known performances, 1 as a snippet)

Hot As A Pistol, Keen As A BladeHot As A Pistol Keen As A Blade DVD cover.jpg

Recordings by other artists

 Benny Spellman  1962  B-side of "Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)"
The Merseybeats  1963  B-side of "It's Love That Really Counts"
The Rolling Stones  1964 Saturday Club
 Tony Jackson & The Vibrations  1965  B-side of "Love Potion #9"
The Hollies  1965 Hollies
 The Throb  1966  single
 999  1981 Concrete
 Cyril Neville  2000 New Orleans Cookin'
Robert Plant  20007 Raising Sand

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