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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 My Life


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Neighbors

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

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

When I had a lots of money
I had friends to give a good time
I went out with my friends
We drunk beer and whiskey all night
The next time I take 'em out
They didn't have a dime to spend

I told my neighbors, I ain't gonna spend no money no more
I love my neighbors, I can't spend no dime no more
I works too hard for my money, to throw my money away
My mama keep my money, I ain't gonna spend no money these days
I love my neighbors, I love my neighbors
But I have no dime to spend

Well every Monday morning, my neighbor knockin on my door
My neighbor done tell me, I want some ready dough
Well I told my neighbor, can't spend no money no more
Neighbor he got mad, and walked on away from my door

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Ooh Baby (Hold Me)


by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of April 1965

from Real Folk Blues (MCA 9273), copyright notice

When you squeeze me baby, you make me holler whoa, whoa, whoa
When you squeeze me baby, you make me holler whoa, whoa, whoa
Back in my mind, I wonder what ya' doin' to me

When you squeeze me baby, holler whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
When you squeeze me baby, you make me holler whoa, whoa, whoa
Back in my mind baby, what are ya' doin' to me ...sugar

You're a good lookin woman, you're as sweet as you can be
You is a good lookin woman, you sweet as you can be
Back in my mind baby, what is ya' doin' to me

I holler whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
I holler whoa baby, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Back in my mind baby, what are ya' doin' to me

...got me hollerin'
...got me hollerin'

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Oh Red! (Take 2)

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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 Red, what should I do?
Oh Red, what should I do?
I'm sick an tired of askin' ya to sing them blues

Now Red, let's dance a while
Oh Red, let's dance a while
I'm sick an tired, tellin' ya to hold my hand

Oh Red, let's break 'em down
Oh Red, let's break 'em down
I'm sick an tired, tellin' ya to hold my hand

Now Red, you sweet to me
Oh Red, you sweet to me
But I'm sick an tired, tellin ya to hold my hand

Oh Red, we gonna swing a while
Oh Red, we gonna swing a while
I'm sick an tired, tellin' ya to hold my hand

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Poor Boy

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

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

I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home
I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home
What the others do, the world can't do me no harm
I'm a poor boy, a long way from home

Babe I can't stay here long, babe I can't stay here long
What the others do, the world can't do me no harm
I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home

Well my, baby's dead and gone
Well my, baby's dead and gone
Well, well, well, well I'm a long way from home
I'm a poor boy, I'm a long way from home

And the world, can't do me no harm
And the world, can't do me no harm
Oh , no no no no, I'm a long way from home

World can't do me no harm
World can't do me no harm
World can't do me no harm

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Rockin' Daddy

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

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

Yes they call me the rocker, I can rock you all night long
Yes they call me the rocker, I can rock you all night long
I can let you down easy, when I think your money's gone

I can rock you easy, don't want you to hesitate
I can rock you easy, don't want you to hesitate
I can let you down easy, like-a like jelly on a plate

Some twistin' and shakin', don't mean a thing to me
Some twistin' and the shakes, don't mean a thing to me
I'm a hip shakin' daddy, I can shake like a willow tree

They call me the rocker, I can really rock a while
They call me the rocker, I can really rock a while
With a real gone mama, don't let me fake your style

I can rock you easy, you don't want to hesitate
I can rock you easy, you don't want to hesitate
I can let you down easy, like jelly on a plate

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Shake For Me

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by Willie Dixon
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

Sure look good, but it don't mean a thing to me
Sure look good, but it don't mean a thing to me
I got a hip-shaking woman, shake like a willow tree

You better wait baby, you got back a little too late
You better wait baby, you got back a little too late
I got a cool-shaking baby, shake like jello on a plate

When my baby walk, you know she's fine and mellow
When my baby walk, you know she's fine and mellow
Every time she stops, her flesh it shake like jello

Oh, shake it baby, shake it for me
Oh, shake lil' baby, shake it for me
Oh, shake it little baby, shake like a willow tree

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Sittin' On Top Of The World

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

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

One summer day, she went away
She gone and left me, she gone to stay
But now she's gone, and I can't worry
Because I'm sittin' on top of the world

Worked all the summer, worked all the fall
Had to take Christmas, in my overalls
But now she's gone, and I don't worry
Sittin' on top of the world

Goin' down to the freight yard, catch me a freight train
I'm gonna leave this town, work done got hard
But now she's gone, and I don't worry
Sittin' on top of the world

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Smokestack Lightnin'

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

from Evil (Chess 1540), copyright notice

Ah-oh, smokestack1 lightnin'
Shinin', just like gold
Why don't ya hear me cryin'?
A-whoo-hooo, oooo
Whooo

Whoa-oh, tell me, baby,
What's the, matter with you?
Why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo

Whoa-oh, tell me, baby,
Where did ya, stay last night?
A-why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo

Whoa-oh, stop your train,
Let her, go for a ride
Why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo

Whoa-oh, fare ya well
Never see, a you no more
A-why don't ya hear me cryin'?
Oooo, whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo

Whoa-oh, who been here baby since,
I-I been gone, a little, bitty boy?
Girl, be on
A-whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo
Whooo

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Note 1: smokestack, a pipe or funnel through which smoke and gases are discharged.

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Spoonful

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by Willie Dixon
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

It could be a spoonful of diamonds
Could be a spoonful of gold
Just a little spoon of your precious love
Satisfies my soul

Men lies about little
Some of them cries about little
Some of them dies about little
Everything fight about little spoonful
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

It could be a spoonful of coffee
Could be a spoonful of tea
But a little spoon of your precious love
Good enough for me

Men lies about that
Some of them dies about that
Some of them cries about that
But everything fight about that spoonful
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

It could be a spoonful of water
Saved from the deserts sand
But one spoon of them fortifies
Save you from another man

Men lies about that
Some of them cries about that
Some of them dies about that
Everybody fightin' about that spoonful
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

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(My Country) Sugar Mama

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

from Real Folk Blues (MCA 9273), copyright notice

Now just tell me sugar mama, where in the world did you get your sugar from
Now just tell me sugar mama, where in the world did you get your sugar from
Way down in Louisiana, you come off of your father's sugar farm

I like my coffee in the mornin', woman I'm crazy about my tea at night
I like my coffee in the mornin', crazy about my tea at night
If I don't get my sugar three times a day, oh darlin' I don't feel right

You know they're braggin' about your good sugar, you know they're braggin' all over town
You know they're braggin' about your sugar babe, you know they're braggin' all over town
(Spoken: what they sayin' about you)
They say that's granulated sugar, best ever to come off the farm

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Tail Dragger

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by Willie Dixon
recording of August 1963

from Real Folk Blues (MCA 9273), copyright notice

I'm a tail dragger
I wipe out my tracks
When I get what I want
I don't come sneakin' back

The mighty wolf
Makin' a midnight creep
The hunters
They can't find him
Stealin' chicks everywhere he go
Then draggin' his tail behind

I'm a tail dragger
I wipe out my tracks
When I get what I want
Well I don't come sneakin' back

The 'cuda drags
His tail in the sand
The fish wiggles
His tail in the water
When the mighty wolf come a long
Draggin' his tail
He done sole somebody's daughter

I'm a tail dragger
I wipe out my tracks
When I get what I want
Well I don't come sneakin' back

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Tell Me

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

Tell me, what in the world can be wrong
Tell me, what in the world can be wrong
Woke up this morning
Trouble knocking on my door

I wonder what the trouble
Big trouble at my door
I wonder what the trouble
Real troubles at my door
Thursday morning my baby's making
Don't want me anymore

I'll have to forget it, and let this trouble pass
I'll have to forget it, and let this trouble pass
Well, I wonder sometimes, how long my troubles gonna last

All night long, somebody knocking on my door
All night long, somebody knocking on my door
There ain't nothing but my troubles
Can't be worried here anymore

Ooh, good bye, good bye baby, got to go
Ooh, good bye, good bye baby, got to go
I can't lay around here, be worried with this trouble no more

Trouble is knocking
Trouble is knocking
Trouble is knocking
Trouble is knocking

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Tell Me What I've Done

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of April 1965

from Real Folk Blues (MCA 9273), copyright notice

Oh you said I hurt your feelings, but you won't tell me what I done
Oh you said I hurt your feelings, but you won't tell me what I done
And if I done hurt your feelings, some kinda way, God knows I didn't mean no harm

Oh well if I could get 'cha babe, just to lay back up in my arms
An' if I could get cha babe, just to lay back up in my arms
I would prove to you baby, God knows I didn't mean no harm
(Well all right...)

Ah little girl if you don't love me, oh little girl my mama do
Ah little girl if you don't love me, oh little girl my mama do
I don't mean to hurt your feeling, God knows I didn't mean to do ya no harm

I didn't mean no harm, I'm goin' home...

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The Red Rooster

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by Willie Dixon / Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

I had a little red rooster, too lazy to crow for day
I had a little red rooster, too lazy to crow for day
Keep everything in the barnyard, upset in every way

Oh, them dogs begin to bark, hounds begin to howl
Oh, them dogs begin to bark, hounds begin to howl
Oh, watch out strange kin people, little red rooster's on the prowl

If you see my little red rooster, please drag him on home
If you see my little red rooster, please drag him on home
There ain't no peace in the barnyard since my little red rooster's been gone

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Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

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by Willie Dixon, arranged by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1969

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

All you girls think the days are gone
You don't have to worry, you can have your fun
Take me, baby, for your little boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

You been creeping and hiding behind his back
'Cause you got you a man that you don't like
Throw that Jack, baby, outta your mind
Follow me, baby, have a real good time
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

Hoy! Hoy! I'm the boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
I'm so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

If the men's all mad then the women's glad
If the little kids' happy then the old folk's mad
I'm so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

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Note: Howluin' Wolf was six-foot, six inches (1 meter, 98 cm) tall and weighing close to 300 pounds (136 kg).

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Wang Dang Doodle

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by Willie Dixon
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

Tell Automatic Slim , tell Razor Totin' Jim
Tell Butcher Knife Totin' Annie, tell Fast Talking Fanny
A we gonna pitch a ball, a down to that union hall
We gonna romp and tromp till midnight
We gonna fuss and fight till daylight
We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

Tell Kudu-Crawlin' Red, tell Abyssinian Ned
Tell ol' Pistol Pete, everybody gonna meet
Tonight we need no rest, we really gonna throw a mess
We gonna to break out all of the windows,
we gonna kick down all the doors
We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

Tell Fats and Washboard Sam, that everybody gonna to jam
Tell Shaky and Boxcar Joe, we got sawdust on the floor
Tell Peg and Caroline Dye, we gonna have a time
When the fish scent fill the air, there'll be snuff juice everywhere
We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long

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Who's Been Talkin'

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by Chester Burnett a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

My baby caught the train, left me all alone
My baby caught the train, left me all alone
She knows I love her, she doin' me wrong

My baby bought the ticket, long as her right arm
My baby bought the ticket, long as my right arm
She says she's gonna ride, long as I been from home

Well who been talking, everything that I do
Well who been talking, everything that I do
Well you is my baby, I hate to lose

Well good bye baby, hate to see you go
Well good bye baby, hate to see you go
You know I love you, I'm the causin of it all
I'm the causin' of it all
I'm the causin' of it all
I'm the causin' of it all
I'm the causin' of it all

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Who Will Be Next

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

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

Who will you hurt next, how will you start
Who'd be the next one, baby you tear apart

Blessed be your heart, cursed be your name
Blessed be your heart, cursed be your name
Who'd be the next one darlin', that you'd put to shame?

Will it be the one, give you his gold
Or will it be the young one, take all you hope
Babe I'll forget my pride, just to keep you by my side

Cheat if you want to darlin', treat me unkind
Cheat if you want to darlin', treat me unkind
Come back and love me, when you can find a little time

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Work For Your Money

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

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

Get your hands on your money, mine all while you're gone
Get your hands on your money, mine all while you're gone
I'm gonna leave this town and I, ain't comin' back no more

Well my Momma don't love me, daddy don't love me no more
Well my Momma don't love me, daddy don't love me no more
I might leave ya babe, I'm going down on the coast

Well good bye baby, if I don't see you no more
Well good bye baby, if I never see you no more
I want to love you baby, but you keep driving me from your door

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You'll Be Mine

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by Willie Dixon
recording of 1962

from The Rocking Chair (Vogue 600111), copyright notice

You so sweet, you so fine
How I wish, you were mine
Honey, I'll be your love
You'll be mine
You'll be mine
You'll be mine

You so nice, you so true
I'm so glad, I love you
Honey, I'll be your love
You'll be mine
You'll be mine
You'll be mine

Tell me pretty baby, is you gonna try
If you say it baby, hang on baby, till the day I die

It's so true, I love you
I don't care, what you do
Honey, I'll be your love
You'll be mine
You'll be mine
You'll be mine

Tell me, pretty baby, is you gonna try
If you say it baby, hang on baby till the day I die

That is true, I love you
I don't care, what you do
Honey, I'll be your love
You'll be mine
You'll be mine
You'll be mine
You'll be mine
You'll be mine

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You Can't Be Beat

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

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

Now go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little darlin', go to sleep little darlin'
Go to sleep little darlin', you know you can't be beat

I'm in love with you, I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you, I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you baby, you know you look so fine

I know, I know
I know, yes I know
I know little girl, you the prettiest little girl in town

Don't you worry, don't you worry
Don't you worry little darlin', don't you worry little darlin'
Don't you worry little darlin', everything is all right

Don't worry me, don't worry me
Don't worry me, don't worry me
Don't worry me boy I'm, talkin' to my baby now

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You Gonna Wreck My Life

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

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

How many more years, are you gonna wreck my life
How many more years, are you gonna wreck my life
Well the way you done, you gonna wreck my life

How many times, you gonna treat me like you do
How many more times, you gonna treat me like you do
You took all of my money, and all of my love too

Now I'm old and gray, got no place to go
Now I'm old and gray, got no place to go
You got yourself a young stud, and you can't stand me no more

I'm going to the stairs, I'm gonna beg ya for my clothes
I'm going to the stairs, I'm gonna beg ya for my clothes
For where I go nobody knows

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Page last updated on:
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