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Table Of Content (65 songs, 56 soundclips)

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Baby, How Long
Back Door Man
** Bluebird Blues
Built For Comfort
** Cadillac Daddy (Mr. Highway Man)
Change My Way
** Color And Kind
** Come Back Home
Commit A Crime
** Decoration Day
** Dorothy Mae
Down In The Bottom
** Drinkin' C.V. Wine
** Everybody's In The Mood
Evil
Forty Four
Goin' Down Slow
Howlin' Blues
Howlin' For My Baby
How Many More Years
I'll Be Around

I'm Leavin' You
I'm The Wolf
I've Been Abused
I've Got A Woman
I Ain't Superstitious
I Asked For Water
I Better Go Now
I Didn't Know
** I Got A Woman (Sweet Woman)
I Have A Little Girl
I Love My Baby
I Walked From Dallas
Just My Kind
Killin Floor
Little Baby
* Louise
Moanin' At Midnight
Mr. Airplane Man
** My Baby Walked Off
** My Last Affair (Take 1)
Natchez Burning
Nature

Neighbors
** Oh Red! (Take 2)
* Ooh Baby (Hold Me)
Poor Boy
Rockin' Daddy
Shake For Me
Sittin' On Top Of The World
Smokestack Lightnin'
Spoonful
* (My Country) Sugar Mama
* Tail Dragger
Tell Me
* Tell Me What I've Done
The Red Rooster
Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
Wang Dang Doodle
Who Will Be The Next?
Who's Been Talkin'
Work For Your Money
You'll Be Mine
You Can't Be Beat
You Gonna Wreck


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I'm Leavin' You

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 19??

from Moanin' At Midnight (Blue City 2652292), copyright notice


Well maybe in the mornin', I don't know
Baby don't know, just how soon
But I'm leavin' you
Woman I've got to put you down
Well if you can't treat me right
Ain't no use for me hangin' around

Well you told me that you love me
You cross your heart to die
But I found out that wasn't so
I'm leavin' you
Woman I got to put you down
Girl if you can't treat me right
Ain't no use for me hangin' around

Well early in the mornin' before I rise
You lay that role in your bloodshot eyes
You's a mean little thing, meanest woman I ever seen
No matter how I try to treat you right
Still you's a mean little thing

Well you told me that you love me
You cross your heart to die
But I found out, baby, bye bye
I'm leavin'
Woman I got to put you down
Well if you can't treat me right
Ain't no use for me hangin' around

Well early in the morning before I rise
You lay that role in your bloodshot eyes
You's a mean little thing
Mean little thing as you can be
Well if you can't treat me right
Still you's a mean little thing

I'm leavin'
I'm leavin'
I'm leavin'
I'm leavin'

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I'm The Wolf

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1954

from More Real Folk Blues (MCA 9279), copyright notice

You know I'm the Wolf baby, you know I stays in the woods
You know I'm the Wolf babe, you know I stays in the woods
Well when you get in trouble, you call the wolf out of the woods

Well you want my money, well you want me to spend it on you
Well you want my money, babe you want the Wolf to spend it on you
Just as soon as you get my fortune, she said what in the world I want with you?

Well I spend my money, trying to make you satisfied
Well, I have spent my money darlin', tryin' to make you satisfied
Well, the woman who took my money and took my home and,
oh the Wolf gonna wreck her life

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I've Been Abused

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1959

from Change My Way (MCA 93001), copyright notice

All my life, I've caught it hard
All of my life, I have caught it hard
I've been abused, and I've been scorned

I feel so bad, it ain't gonna last
I feel so bad, this ain't gonna last
I've been scorned, and I've been kicked out

I've been abused, I've been talked about
I've been abused, I've been talked about
I've been scorned, sure as you born

I'm so mad, I can shout
I'm so mad, I can shout
I've been abused, and I've been kicked out

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I've Got A Woman

by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
Recording of 1953

From More Real Folk Blues (MCA 9279), copyright notice

Lord I've got a woman, she's nice lovin' to me every way
Lord I've got a woman, she's nice lovin' to me every way
You know it hurt me so bad, see my baby get away

Lord fare thee well, I ain't got no more to say
Fare thee well, got no more to say
It hurt me so bad, see my baby get away

Keep on havin' a good time now, just like the flowers that come in May
Keep on havin' a good time now, just like the flowers that come in May
Ahhh, it hurt me so bad to see my baby get away

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I Ain't Superstitious

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by Willie Dixon
recording of 19??

from Chess single no. 1823, copyright notice

Well, I ain't superstitious, black cat just cross my trail
Well, I ain't superstitious, oh the black cat just cross my trail
Don't sweep me with no broom, I might get put in jail

When my right hand itches, I gets money for sure
When my right hand itches, I gets money for sure
But, when my left eye jumps, somebody's got to go

Well, I ain't superstitious, black cat just cross my trail
Well, I ain't superstitious, black cat just cross my trail
Don't sweep me with no broom, I just might get put in jail

Well, the dogs are howlin, all over the neighborhood
Whoa, the dogs are howlin, all over the neighborhood
That is true sign of death, baby, that ain't no good

Well, I'm not superstitious, blow that black cat across my trail
Well, I'm not superstitious, a black cat across my trail
Don't sweep me with no broom, I just might get put in jail
That's bad luck for me

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I Asked For Water

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1969

from Evil (Chess LP-1540), copyright notice

Oh, I asked her for water, she brought me gasoline
Oh, I asked her for water, she brought me gasoline
That's the troublingest woo-hoo (woman?), that I ever seen

The church bell tollin', the hearse come driving slow
The church bell tollin', the hearse come driving slow
I hope my baby, don't leave me no more

Oh tell me baby, when are you coming back home?
Oh tell me baby, when are you coming back home?
You know I love you baby, but you've been gone too long

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I Better Go Now

by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1959

from Change My Way (MCA 93001), copyright notice

I better go now
I better go now baby
I better go now 'fore I get out my blade
You done spend my money, throwed it all away

I had that money, to buy us a home
Yes I had that money, to buy us a home
When I come home, the money was gone
I better go now, 'fore I get out my blade

So many people, dead and in the grave
Yes so many people, dead and in the grave
I better leave ya now darlin', 'fore I get out my blade

I had that money, to buy you a diamond ring
I had that money, to buy you a diamond ring
I found out, you give it to your other man
I better go now, I better go now

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I Didn't Know

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1958

from Change My Way (MCA 93001), copyright notice

I didn't know, you was out last night baby
No I didn't know, baby you was out last night
Well I do know, you don't treat me right

I didn't know, you was ridin' him in my car last night
No I didn't know, you was ridin' him in my car last night
Well I do know darling, you don't treat me right

I didn't know, you was down in New Orleans last night
No I didn't know, you was in New Orleans last night
Well I do know sweetheart, you don't treat me nice

I didn't know, you was lovin' somebody else
No I didn't know, babe you was lovin' somebody else
I didn't know, but I know now

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I Got A Woman (Sweet Woman)

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writer unknown
recording of 1952

from Cadillac Daddy: Memphis Recordings 1952 (Rounder 28), copyright notice

Lord, I've got a woman, she's sweet in every way I know
Lord, I've got a woman, she's sweet in every way I know
She don't want me to worry, she make evry' thing convenient you know

Lord, she keeps me clean, oh boy she treats me kind
Oh, she keeps me clean, whoa boy she treats me kind
(Well alright!)
Well, she don't want me to worry, always want to pacify my mind

Lord, she don't want me to cry for nothin', she don't want me to sit around an worry for a thing
Lord, she don't want me to cry for nothin', she don't want me to sit around an worry for a thing
Before she stand to see me to worry, what she'll do, well, get out an work for her man

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I Have A Little Girl

by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1955

from More Real Folk Blues (MCA 9279), copyright notice

Yes I got a little girl, only eighteen years old
Yes I got a little girl, only eighteen years old
Yes I love my baby, to my heart and soul

I love the way she kiss, she loves me all the time
I love the way she kiss, she loves me all the time
You know I can't help it, I can't get her off my mind

Yes I got a little girl, she's just only eighteen years old
Yes I got a little girl, just only eighteen years old
I love my baby, to her heart and soul

She's got great big pretty legs, teeth that shine like pearls
She's got great big pretty legs, teeth just shine like pearls
Well if you see her shake, man it's out of this world

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I Love My Baby

by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1953

from More Real Folk Blues (MCA 9279), copyright notice

Lord I got a woman, she nice lovin' in every way
Lord I got a woman, she nice lovin' in every way
Now she wants to leave me, have me worried everyday

Lord I hate to see you leave me darlin', well I hate to see you get away
Lord I hate to see you leave me darlin', well I hate to see you get away
No matter where you go, you gonna come back home someday

Well I love my baby, I can't stand to see her go
Lord I love my baby, well I can't stand to see her go
Well if you leave me darlin', I'll have to stand to see you go

So long, so long, I'll cry when you're gone
So long, I cry when you're gone
Lord everybody 'round here know, little girl I have treat you wrong

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I Walked From Dallas

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 19

from Chicago Blue (Tomato), copyright notice

I walked all the way from Dallas Texas, people I’m going to Californ’
All the way to Dallas, people I’m going to Californ’
My baby she left me
I won’t be walkin’ no more

I told her I’d be there Sunday morning, to take her to Sunday school
Be there Sunday morning, to take her to Sunday school
She’s a good woman, she know my ways she know my rules

I got a girl for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday too
I got a girl for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday too
Don’t look for me through the weekend, womens
I got to take my baby to Sunday school

I walked clean from Dallas, people I’m going to Californ’
All the way to Dallas, people I’m going to Californ’
My baby she left me
I won’t be walkin’ no more

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Just My Kind

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1953

from More Real Folk Blues (MCA 9279), copyright notice

Just my color, oooh you're just my kind
Well you're just my color, ooh you're just my kind
Well you keep me worried darlin', bothered all the time

Well I told my baby, cried all night long
I told my baby now, cried all night long
Well you just my color darlin', you just my kind

Well I wrung my hands, cried all night long
I wrung my hands, cried all night long
Well you just my color darlin', you done me wrong

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Killing Floor

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1966

from Real Folk Blues (MCA 9273), copyright notice

I should'a quit you, long time ago
I should'a quit you, baby, long time ago
I should'a quit you, and went on to Mexico

If I ha'da followed, my first mind
If I ha'da followed, my first mind
I'd'a been gone, since my second time

I should'a went on, when my friend come from Mexico at me
I should'a went on, when my friend come from Mexico at me
I was foolin' with ya baby, I let ya put me on the killin' floor

Lord knows, I should'a been gone
Lord knows, I should'a been gone
And I wouldn't've been here, down on the killin' floor

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Little Baby

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by Willie Dixon
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you
You'll bet your life that I won't quit you
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby

You'll go to court
And I'll come along
You'll go to jail
And I'll throw your bond
You got time
Tell you what I'll do
I'll stay outside and wait for you

You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you
You'll bet your life that I won't quit you
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby

You'll go to church
And I'll go there too
You'll go to work
I'll tell you what I do
You'll get paid
I'll hold the money
I'll be right there to protect you honey

You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you
You'll bet your life that I won't quit you
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby

You'll get the fair
And I'll go to show
You'll bet the horses
And I'll pick up the dough
You work hard
Hurt my pride
I'll be right there by your side

You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby
You'll go and I'll come with you
You'll bet your life that I won't quit you
You'll go and I'll come with you little baby

Ooh, little baby
Ooh, little baby
Ooh, little baby

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Louise

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of August 1964

from Real Folk Blues (MCA 9273), copyright notice

Louise, sweetest girl I know
Louise, sure the sweetest girl I know
Come all the way from St. Louis, way down to the gulf of Mexico

Louise, baby you better hurry home
Louise, you better hurry home
Somebody fishin' in your pond, Louise since you been gone

Louise, Louise come on home
Louise, Louise come on home
They catchin' your precious, and then grindin' up the bone

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Moanin' At Midnight

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1969

from The Howlin' Wolf Album (Chess 4543), copyright notice

Well, somebody knocking on my door
Well, somebody knocking on my door
Well, I'm so worried, don't know where to go

Well, somebody calling me, calling on my telephone
Well, somebody calling me, over my telephone

Well, keep on calling, tell them I'm not at home

Well, do not worry, daddy is gone to bed

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Note: Wolf's first phonograph recording, made in Memphis in 1950, and released on the Chess record label. The 78 RPM record "How Many More Years and Moanin' at Midnight" sold 60,000 copies, a major hit at that time.

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Mr. Airplane Man

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1959

from Change My Way (MCA 93001), copyright notice

Mr. Airplane man, will you fly down to Jackson for me
Mr. Airplane man, will you fly to Jackson for me
I want you fly to my baby, and give her this here message for me
Ahhoooo, ahhoooo, ahhhoooo, ahhhoooo

My baby not at home, you didn't worry about knockin' on her door
My baby not at home, you didn't worry about knockin' on her door
Ahhoooo, ahhoooo, ahhhoooo
She might be visitin', at the next door neighbor's you know

If you don't find my baby, come on back to Chicago to me
If you don't find my baby, come on to Chicago to me
Ahhoooo, ahhoooo, ahhhoooo, come on back to me

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My Baby Walked Off


by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1952

from Cadillac Daddy: Memphis Recordings 1952 (Rounder 28), copyright notice

Well, my baby walked off, she musta layed down and died
Well, my baby walked off, she musta layed down and died
Lord, I wish she was here, layin' up by my side

Well, I'm so doggone worried, I can't be satisfied
Well, I'm so doggone worried, can't be satisfied
Well, the woman walked off from me, boy, she musta walked off and died

I'm gonna call the highway man, tell him, my baby musta been out and died
I'm gonna call the highway man an tell him, my baby done walked off and died
Please find my baby, cause then I'm satisfied

Well she just walked off, know she's just my kind
Well she just walked off, know she's just my kind
Lord, I'm crazy 'bout the woman, she done walked off an died

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Note: previously unissued in North America.

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My Last Affair (Take 1)

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1952

from Cadillac Daddy: Memphis Recordings 1952 (Rounder 28), copyright notice

Oh well, this here's my last affair
Oh well, this here's my last affair
I'm gon' grab my clothes, baby, daddy's gonna leave you there

Ooo yeah, you can write to me sometime
Ooo yeah darlin', you can write to me sometime
If you write to me, darlin', I'll let ya know, I feel fine

Too late to worry, too late to worry when I'm gone
Too late to worry, darlin', too late to worry when I'm gone
I'm leavin' you early in the mo'nin', because little girl, well, you have done me wrong

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Natchez Burning

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1956

from More Real Folk Blues (MCA 9279), copyright notice

Did you ever hear about the burning,
that happened way down in Natchez Mississippi town
Did you ever hear about the burning,
that happened way down in Natchez Mississippi town

Those buildings got to burning, there's my baby layin'on the ground
Charlotte Jones was there, Luiza was there,
Rosie Mae was there, Louise was there

Did you ever hear about the burning,
that happened way down in Natchez Mississippi town
I stood back, was lookin', and the old building come tumble down

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Nature

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1957

from Real Folk Blues (MCA 9273), copyright notice

Ah that is nature, won't let me treat you right
Ah that is nature, won't let me treat you right
I'm out lookin', on the other side

You know I love you, want to stay with you day and night
You know I love you, I want to stay with you day and night
I'm just out lookin', I'm usin' my sight

I'm workin', babe day and night
I'm workin', baby day and night
Ah, that's nature, won't let me come to your side

I'm sorry baby, I'm sorry baby
I'm sorry baby, I'm sorry baby
I'm sorry baby, nature caused me to mess up my life

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Page last updated on:
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