‘Marie Laveau’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 25, 2007

Q Who sang "Down in Louisiana where the black trees grow, lived a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau"? Where can I find that song?
—Priscilla Milam, Point, Texas

Country singer-songwriter Bobby Bare had a 1974 hit single with "Marie Laveux," a song about real-life 19th-century Louisiana voodoo queen Marie Laveau written by songwriter, author, cartoonist and poet Shel Silverstein. It's on a new two-disc CD, Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies, a collection of 30 Silverstein-written songs recorded by Bare in the 1970s.