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Lyr Req: Back Door Man

GUEST,CBJames 21 Apr 00 - 10:43 PM
Gary T 21 Apr 00 - 11:40 PM
Stewie 22 Apr 00 - 12:17 AM
JenEllen 22 Apr 00 - 03:28 AM
GUEST,CbJames 22 Apr 00 - 12:51 PM
Lonesome EJ 22 Apr 00 - 01:42 PM
marcelloblues 22 Apr 00 - 01:51 PM
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Subject: Back Door Man
From: GUEST,CBJames
Date: 21 Apr 00 - 10:43 PM

"Give me your chicken Eat your pork an beans I'll eat my chicken like no man ever seen

Yeah I'm your back door man

What the little girl don't know but the big girl understands"

This was on the DOORS album several years ago. It sure doesn't sound like they actually wrote it. Sounds much more like an old blues tune. I looked in the Digitrad but nothing jumped out.

Anybody know this one? It seems to all sorts of possibilities for scurilous interpretation. I'd really like to know what chicken's got to do with it??

jb


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Subject: RE: Back Door Man
From: Gary T
Date: 21 Apr 00 - 11:40 PM

A back door man/back door lover is one who comes and goes through the back door of the house, so as not to be seen by the neighbors. Typically the woman involved is considered to be another fellow's woman, possibly wife. Sometimes the man is said to have jumped the fence (backyard fence).

Chicken? I don't know nuthin 'bout no chicken.


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Subject: RE: Back Door Man
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Apr 00 - 12:17 AM

Here's how Howling Wolf did it on his famous 'rocking chair' album. I got these as Harry' blues lyrics site.

BACK DOOR MAN
(Willie Dixon)

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 tryin' to sleep
I'm somewhere making my, midnight creep
Yes in the morning, when 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 o' 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

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Back Door Man
From: JenEllen
Date: 22 Apr 00 - 03:28 AM

As far as the origional lyrics go, it's a Southern time thing. The guys with no women to cook for them, hit the can'o'beans. The backdoor man has women willing to take the time to fry him a chicken. As far as what Jim Morrison meant? It's anyone's guess! *bg* ~Elle


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Subject: RE: Back Door Man
From: GUEST,CbJames
Date: 22 Apr 00 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for filling me in folks. Thanks especially Stewie. Harry's site sounds useful I'll check it out. Cheers, jb


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Subject: RE: Back Door Man
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Apr 00 - 01:42 PM

John Hammond sings "you men eat your dinner
Coal dust n' beans
I eat more chicken any man ever seen"

As for Morrison...his phrasing of "I eat more chick 'n any man ever seen" gives at least a double-entendre to it. Which I think is entirely appropriate, by the way.


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Subject: RE: Back Door Man
From: marcelloblues
Date: 22 Apr 00 - 01:51 PM

this song was in an old 60's record willie dixon made. I'm not sure but very probably the title is I AM THE BLUES, contaning YOU SHOOK ME, LITTLE RED ROOSTER, BUILT FOR COMFORT and many others. I'll take the lyrics you've send and try to learn it, so thank you very much.

Cheers everybody (happy watermelon in easter hay)


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