in Classic Rock Dr Hook – Marie Laveau August 9, 2008, 8:47 pm 1.6k Views 49 Comments A favorite Dr. Hook tune. Dr Hook – Marie Laveau source HookLaveauMarie See more Previous article The Yardbirds – For Your Love (1965) (Full version) Next article When the Levee Breaks – Symphonic Led Zeppelin 49 Comments Leave a Reply I love dr hook but the best rendition of this song I've heard (and bobby bare's version sucked) is the The Peculiar Pretzels – Marie Laveaux (studio version) Reply @vandy8127 You've GOT to be kidding! What planet did you take off from? Dr. Hook's version is waaaaay better than Bobby Bear ever DREAMED of sounding! Reply i love this song im 18 and my grandpa got me hooked on it lol long live country <3 Reply This song was written by Shel Silvestern. Apparently he did the witch scream for Bobby Bare's studio version. Bobby Bare's version reached No. 1 in the Country chart. Both versions are very different and good but caters for people of different taste. Reply @MsHoney92 This ain't country. Reply This is the ORIGINAL one … Bobby Bare's is NOT the original! I still have the vinyl. Reply Seven People Suck! This is my favorite Hook Tune! Reply @MudDawg194 Bobby has absolutely no funk, dude. Dr. Hook and Dr. John's versions are soo much better. k Reply this version is the worst i ever heard Reply @onlywandaf wow. Reply I think this version ROCKS!! I can understand why some people prefer Bobby Bare's version, however, this is something different and not a cookie cutter song that most singers pump out one after the other. Great version. Reply @MudDawg194 We all have our hadicaps Reply @AngryJT no its not country its old rock u ass Reply How in the hell did i make it all these years and not hear Marie Laveau by the Doctor!? Love it! Reply Dr. Hook was way ahead of their timewith the rhythm on this. Its like some R & B you'd hear today. I could easily see some group like Wu Tang Clan or Nelly, etc. doing a rap remake of this. A good song crosses all boundaries. Reply lovely tune put it on sale Reply I remember my dad playing this Album… CLASSIC Reply Nice cover of the Bobby Bare classic. Reply Mama put down that Rock !! Reply @DeviantDaisy I know … I always heard the Bobby Bare version. I like that version too, but they actually sound kinda voodoo. By the way the other version by Redbone is great too ("Witch Queen of New Orleans"). Reply @banner74 The song was written by Shel Silverstein for Dr. Hook's first album, released in 1971. Bare covered it and released it as a single in '74. Reply Dr Hook Dennis and Ray they made this song,no other compares!, best version by far! Reply Love this song ,And who can do better than the Dr. Reply it was one the first cds my parents owned. it was a best of. i would love to have this on vinyl Reply I'm pretty sure that Marie Laveau lived in a city ahd was beautiful and very popular with men. But it's still a durn good song. Reply Happy Halloween. Reply Where's Dennis Locorriere? Reply in concert in liverpool philarmonic hall last year still boss act Reply In grade school I used to sing these lyrics like Ray Sawyer and my classmates were LTAO! Thanks Dr. hook! Reply Loving this version. What key are you playing in. Looking for chords. Reply They are finally making a movie about Marie Lavoux Reply yes sir yes it is Reply Ah Billy's high pitched shrieks…. Reply in college circa75 Reply I fluffin' looovvveee♡♡· DOCTOR HOOK AND THE MEDICINE SHOW!! Reply I fluffin' looovvveee♡♡· DOCTOR HOOK AND THE MEDICINE SHOW!! Reply <3 Reply memories of good times. Reply I guess that's Ray sounding like Captain Beefheart! Reply My home is 6 miles from Saint Louis Cemetery!! Loving this cover from Dr. Hook!!! Reply Memories…. i told you that you were phenomenally talented. The best i have ever seen. Reply this is such an awesome song Reply 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘 Reply The things i did to this album When i was youngLol Reply a Shel Silverstein meant sound like Dr John….imho Reply I'm Reply I saw these fuckers in Shreveport Strand Theater in 1975. They we're opening for grand funk railroad , after hook finished and the GFR came on stage and started to play , I left !. How dare GFR to try to better the Dr?. Dr Hook all the time !. Reply Thanks for the music! Reply I kno a woman like that for sho Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter!