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The Fat Man
Fats Domino Lyrics


They call, they call me the fat man
'Cause I weight two hundred pounds
All the girls they love me
'Cause I know my way around

I was standin', I was standin' on the corner
Of Rampart and Canal
I was watchin', watchin'
Watchin' all these creole gals

Wah wah wah, wah wah
Wah wah waah, wah wah wah
Wah wah waah, wah wah wah
Wah wah wah

Wah waah wah
Wah wah wah, wah wah wah
Wah wah wah, wah wah wah
Wah wah wah

I'm goin', I'm goin' goin' away
And I'm goin', goin' to stay
'Cause women and a bad life
They're carrying this soul away

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANTOINE DOMINO, ANTOINE 'FATS' DOMINO, DAVE BARTHOLOMEW

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sauquoit13456

Seventy years ago today on March 18th, 1950, Fats Domino's "The Fat Man" peaked at #2* {for 1 week} on Billboard's 'Most-Played Juke Box Rhythm & Blues Records' chart, for the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Double Crossing Blues" by the Johnny Otis Quintette featuring Little Esther and the Robins...
Between 1950 and 1964 the New Orleans native had sixty records on the R&B charts, thirty eight made the Top 10 with nine reaching #1...
Fats Domino, born Antoine Domino Jr., passed away at the age of 89 on October 24th, 2017...
May he R.I.P.
* "The Fat Man" was Fats Domino's first of an amazing ten of his records to peak at #2 on the R&B charts...
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Most-Played R&B Juke Box' Top 10 on March 18th, 1950:
At #3. "Information Blue" by Roy Milton and His Solid Senders
#4. "I Almost Lost My Mind" by Ivory Joe Hunter
#5. "Why Do Things Happen To Me?" by Roy Hawkins
#5. "Rag Mop" by Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra
#7. "Three Times Seven Equals Twenty-One" by Jewel King
#7. "School Days" by Louis Jordan
#9. "Little School Girl" by Smokey Hogg
#9. "I Like My Baby's Pudding" by Wynonie Harris



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They call, they call me the fat man
'Cause I weight two hundred pounds
All the girls they love me
'Cause I know my way around
I was standin', I was standin' on the corner
Of Rampart and Canal
I was watchin', watchin'
Watchin' all these creole gals
Wah wah wah, wah wah
Wah wah waah, wah wah wah
Wah wah waah, wah wah wah
Wah wah wah
Wah waaa-ah wah
Wah wah wah, wah wah wah
Wah wah wah, wah wah wah
Wah wah wah
I'm goin', I'm goin' goin' away
And I'm goin', goin' to stay
'Cause women and a bad life
They're carrying this soul away.



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moncorp1 Inc

Often overlooked, but being released in 1949, this is in fact one of the earliest, if not the first, rock and roll songs.

ilvescuso 55

​@hillcresthiker what about hank williams' move it on over ? could it be considered the first rock'n'roll song?

Mico Veliki

@pina collada I didn't say what version you should listen to thats up to you I smply stated that this is NOT the original version.

pina collada

@Mico Veliki true but i’d rather listen to this song than the original that talks about drugs and such.

Mico Veliki

@Ken Kinnally no problem its my pleasure getting "the old timers" the recognision they desereve

Ken Kinnally

@Mico Veliki Professor Longhair, Tipitina!! That's what this song reminded me of, I couldn't remember it. Thanks for the history on this, very interesting stuff!

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Just Talk

Fats just passed away. Listening to this in honor of him. R.I.P

rayvan23

@Gurtrock12Grillion I never heard this before. I have 45's of his hits same time period of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddly, Buddy Holly... they were all hot...the only one my dad liked was Fats....

Gurtrock12Grillion

My favorite song of his!

alex jolly

RIP fats u will be missed

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