Instrumental – first verse 

[Dm] I took my troubles down to  
[G7] Madame Ruth 

[Dm] You know that gypsy with the  
[G7] gold‐capped tooth 

[F] She's got a pad down at  
[Dm] 34th and Vine 

[G7] Sellin' little bottles of 

[A7sus4] Love  
[A7] Potion Number  
[Dm] Nine  

[Dm] I told her that I was a  
[G7] flop with chicks 

[Dm] I'd been this way since  
[G7] 1956 

[F] looked at my palm and she  
[Dm] made a magic sign 

[G7] said "What you need is 

[A7sus4] Love  
[A7] Potion Number  
[Dm] Nine"  


[G] She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink 

[E7] She said "I'm gonna make it up right here in the sink" 

[G] It smelled like turpentine and looked like India ink 

[A7] I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink 

[Dm] I didn't know if it was  
[G7] day or night 

[Dm] I started kissin' every 
[G7]thing in sight 

[F] when I kissed the cop down at  
[Dm] 34th and Vine 

[G7] broke my little bottle of 

[A7] Love Potion Number  
[Dm] Nine ( 
[D7] – first time through) 

Repeat bridge 

Repeat verse 3 

[A7] Love Potion Number  
[Dm] Nine 

[A7] Love Potion Number  
[Dm] Nine