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09-JUN-2017 LynnH

Little Red Rooster

I think the version by Howling Wolf is probably the most popular, but this song has been done by many, including the Stones, the Doors, Grateful Dead, Albert King, Junior Wells. My favorite version is done by Big Mama Thornton.

The Red Rooster - written by Willie Dixon

I have a little red rooster, too lazy to crow for day
I have a little red rooster, too lazy to crow for day
Keep everything in the barnyard, upset in every way
Oh the dogs begin to bark,
and the hound begin to howl
Oh the dogs begin to bark, hound begin to howl
Ooh watch out strange kind people,
Cause little red rooster is on the prowl
If you see my little red rooster, please drag him home
If you see my little red rooster, please drag him home
There ain't no peace in the barnyard,
Since the little red rooster been gone

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laine15-Jun-2017 15:37
I like the soft feel of times past here, Lynn. Nicely presented. V
Julie Oldfield15-Jun-2017 01:04
Awesome effect. Fantastic work. V
larose forest photos14-Jun-2017 21:41
A vintage shot-well done and goes well with this great song. I like the Willie Dixon version, but Big Mama does a fabulous one too. V
Helen Betts13-Jun-2017 19:00
An interesting capture, and I like the dreamy quality to it as well. V.
Walter Otto Koenig13-Jun-2017 17:08
Very cool shot. Like going back in time. I've actually been to Strongsville. "V"
Johnny JAG13-Jun-2017 16:23
Love it, it's one of my favourite stones songs.
Chris13-Jun-2017 12:17
A favourite of ours - my choice would be the Stones version! Brilliant Lynn!
Alan K13-Jun-2017 10:12
I love that phone number.
We have a fast food place down here called Red Rooster. They sell a product called Crispy Strips, which are probably hugely bad for you from a dietary point of view and doubtless send your salt levels into the stratosphere. Nonetheless, they're an occasional guilty indulgence.
So your little red rooster?
He was probably last Saturday week's lunch. Sorry about that.
Bill Miller13-Jun-2017 06:16
Lots of old character in the picture.
Dennis Hoyne13-Jun-2017 02:37
I love it, thanks for including her version.
jeanb13-Jun-2017 00:16
I like this version best too..
globalgadabout13-Jun-2017 00:13
love the vintage calendar...another fabulous blues song...quite right too in highlighting Thornton...that gal has soul to spare..
carol j. phipps13-Jun-2017 00:11
Strong lyric and song! Brilliant combination.