Plague Doctor

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Plague Doctor
Music by The Steady Swagger
Lyrics by Mathieu Lacombe

Who? I called the Plague Doctor

Mr. Plague Doctor please don’t go. Don’t paint a red cross upon my door
The white sheet covering my window says your red glass eye cannot see much hope
Mr. Plague Doctor won’t you stay? I need to believe that you can find a way
Your remedies are doing me no good, (I’ve) got mercury on my skin and I’m sweating it out

Plague doctor if you don’t stay, I’ll still be smelling you for miles away
For that big ‘ol beak lashed across your face is filled with herbs and flowers
Covering the stench of the dead
Wax-covered leather layered on your body
And a stiff wooden stick to poke at everybody
I can start to see you’re not much good for me
A mere second rate physician’s what you’ll always be

Hey Plague Doctor don’t you go!
Just stick around I’ve got something to show you
You proved yourself to be worthless, so I’m taking matters into my own hands
I’ll burn this town to the ground!

London’s on fire
I just found the cure
We don’t need you anymore!

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from Vol III, track released April 15, 2017

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The Steady Swagger Montréal, Québec

As soon as they get going, so does their hungry public. For the past six years The Steady Swagger have been crafting their unique style of folk storytelling grounded by a solid rock & roll foundation. They play a deft mélange of high octane theatrical folk music punctuated by surf rock, jazz, pirate shanties and gritty blues. ... more

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