Pigfoot N Beer

Tales of Booze, Blues and Bikes

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Lyric for the day

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

Howlin Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle
written by Willie Dixon

Chester Burnett aka Howlin Wolf was 6 feet, 6 inches and close to 300 pounds with a voice compared to "the sound of heavy machinery operating on a gravel road"

He would both take the house down and scare the punters half to death!

The Wolf avoided pitfalls of alcohol, gambling and women and unlike other blues artists was always financially successful.
He was quoted 'I don't play anything but the blues, but now I could never make no money on nothin' but the blues. That's why I wasn't interested in nothin' else.'

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