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Back Door Man Lyrics

from I Am The Blues

"Back Door Man" is track #1 on the album I Am The Blues. It was written by Willie Dixon.
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Back Door Man 6.08 Trk 1
(Willie Dixon)
Willie Dixon
Chess Records 1970, reissue
Abner - Spector ('360 Sound')
Columbia Legacy ' Roots and Blues' CK 53627
Willie Dixon - vocal w/Chicago All-stars:
Johnny Shines - guitar, Walter 'Shakey' Horton - harmonica
Sunnyland Slim, Lafayette Leake - piano
And Clifton James - drums

I-I-I am the, the backdoor man
I-I-I am, the backdoor man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

When ev'rybody is-a tryin' to sleep
I'm-a somewhere makin' my midnight creep
An ev'ry mo'nin when the rooster crows
He's tellin' me that it's the time to go

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

(harmonica & instrumental)

Well, they took me to the doctor
Shot full of holes
The nurse she cried, 'Save his soul!'
I was 'cussed of murder in first degree
The judge wife cried, 'Let the man go free!'

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand, mmm

(guitar & instrumental)

I was accussed a-murder in the first degree
The judge wife cried, 'Let the man go free!'
The cop's wife cried, 'Don't take him down
I'd-a rather be in six feet of ground!'

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

(piano & instrumental)

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

(bass & instrumental)

'Ooh!'

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

'Ooh!'

(instrumental all to end)

I am
I am
I-I-I am
The backdo' man.

~

Songwriters
WILLIE DIXON

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