Snake Oil

from by Bob Frey

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"Snake Oil, Snake Oil come and get you some!"
"Snake Oil, Snake Oil 'cause I got a bunch!"
"Snake Oil, Snake Oil step right up!"
"Snake Oil, Snake Oil all you need's a gulp"
"You can mix it with the whiskey in your coffee cup!"

The oil's been around for a thousand years
Handed down from the pharaohs and the ancient seers
Yeah, it's been around forever, it's heaven sent
They used to sell it from the wagons and the circus tents
Now, it's late-nite television, strip malls, and the internet
Yeah, you can get it from me on t.v. or the internet

Roots and herbs from a foreign land
Make the blind man see, make the lame man stand
Make the coward brave, a boy a man
It used to be you couldn't, but, now you can
With some honey and some oil taken straight from the serpent's gland
Yeah, some honey and some oil taken straight from the serpent's gland

I never had the inkling for medical school
Too many numbers and too many rules
But, I've got my intuition, I've got a hunch
I could fix whatever's hurting with a little punch
I've got the oil from the serpent, Darling, and the magic touch
I've got the oil from the serpent, Darling, and the magic touch

I moves around a little, moves around a lot
I never stay in any single place too long
So, get it while I got it 'cause I'm leaving town
It seems like somebody from somewhere always follow me around
IRS, FDA, FBI or the lawyers for the AMA
CBS, CIA, I'm just trying to help the people, but it's getting harder everyday

credits

from LongShot Deal, track released January 18, 2017
Bob Frey - guitar, vocals
Corey Hess - bass, drums
Kevin Gastonguay - piano
Mark Joseph - lead guitars
Natalie Fine - harmony vocals

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Bob Frey Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Frey is a longtime devotee to the art of writing and performing songs. His unique and memorable voice immediately engages his audience, the perfect vehicle for his wry, intelligent lyrics.
On each of these albums, Bob shows himself to be a versatile writer, his simple folk melodies forming a sound and solid base for his poetic observations and stories. He is the brother of author James Frey.
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