Song Lyric Sunday (5/20/18) – Namesake

 

Helen’s prompt this week for Song Lyric Sunday was not an easy one. She asked for us to post a song by someone with whom we share the same name. For an anonymous blogger that is no small feat.  I was about ready to not participate this week so I could maintain the small vestige of identity control…then it came to me.

I did not know he was the first to record this in 1960. So I give you Backdoor Man by the legendary Howlin’ Wolf.

 

I am a back door man
I am a back door man
Well, the men don’t know
But the little girls understand

When everybody’s sound asleep
I’m somewhere making my midnight creep
Yes, in the morning, the rooster crow
Something tell me, I got to go

I am a back door man
I am a back door man
Well, the men don’t know
But little girls understand

They take me to the doctor, shot full of holes
Nurse cried, please save the soul
Killed him for murder, first degree
Judge’s wife cried, let the man go free

I am a back door man
I am a back door man
Well, the men don’t know
But little girls understand

Stand out there, cop’s wife cried
Don’t take him down, rather be dead, six feets in the ground
When you come home you can eat pork and beans
I eats mo’ chicken any man seen

I am a back door man
I am a back door man


Written by Willie Dixon

22 comments

      1. It should say longest running. I’ve been a die-hard blues fan since my teens and he is in my top ten. But my Wulfman 2 is right up there in star status too 😊

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    1. Thank you for saying you were glad. Yes, I am too. I really didn’t want to, but it was touch and go for a moment.

      I must admit I am not really a blues fan. I was familiar with The Doors coer of the song, and it wasn’t until I started researching Wolf singers (yeah almost did Wolfman Jack) that I came upon Howlin’ Wolf’s original version.

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