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Mannish Boy
Muddy Waters Lyrics


Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah

Everything gonna be alright this mornin'
Now, when I was a young boy
At the age of five
My mother said I was gonna be
The greatest man alive
But now I'm a man
I'm age twenty-one
I want you to believe me, honey
We having lots of fun

I'm a man (yeah)
I spell M
A, child
N
That represent man
No B
O, child
Y
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full-grown man
I'm a man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man
I'm a hoochie-coochie man

Sittin' on the outside
Just me and my mate
I'm made to move
Come up two hours late
Wasn't that a man?
I spell M
A, child
N
That represesnt man
No B
O, child
Y
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full-grown man
I'm a man
I'm a rolllin' stone
I'm a man
Full-grown man
Oh, well
Oh, well

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ellas Mcdaniel, Melvin London, Mckinley Morganfield

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Privy Cigar Sommeliers

True story - I heard this for the first time when I was 14 on summer break. The next night, my buddy had a little bonfire at his house with some friends (3 of them were young ladies), when his parents were out of town. I popped this tape into the boom box, and on that same night, I had my very first 40oz of Mickey's, got laid for the first time, the cops got called because we were too loud, and I had to walk my bike home (3 blocks over) at 2am. My Mom was pissed - Dad was trying not to laugh. The next day, the old man came home from work early (before Mom got home), and told me to come out to the patio. He had 2 glasses sitting outside, and he cracked a beer, poured a little in my glass, and dropped a box of rubbers onto the table. He heard me blaring this song in my room, and the general talk was something like this:

Dad: Being a man is not drinking and screwing and getting the cops called on you. Being a man is having to deal with the consequences of your actions, owning up to responsibilities and doing it every day. Did you get some p***y, son?
Me: (hesitantly).......yeah......
Dad: Next time, use these. It's your responsibility. Understood?"
Me: Understood, Dad.
Dad: Good. NOW you're a SMART man. Don't do stupid sh*t, and you'll enjoy life a lot more. Don't let Mom know I gave you some beer. It'll help your headache. Mow the lawn before Mom gets home.

I'll never forget that, or this tune. I've been rock n' roll ever since; and I'm WAY past 21 now, with a family of my own.

Blues; Rock; call it what you want. It's as American as apple pie. Every young man should hear this song. Thank you, Muddy. RIP Dad.



Juan Camacho

Everything gonna be alright this mornin'
Now, when I was a young boy
At the age of five
My mother said I was gonna be
The greatest man alive
But now I'm a man
I'm age twenty-one
I want you to believe me, honey
We having lots of fun

I'm a man (yeah)
I spell M
A, child
N
That represent man
No B
O, child
Y
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full-grown man
I'm a man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man
I'm a hoochie-coochie man

Sittin' on the outside
Just me and my mate
I'm made to move
Come up two hours late
Wasn't that a man?
I spell M
A, child
N
That represesnt man
No B
O, child
Y
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full-grown man
I'm a man
I'm a rolllin' stone
I'm a man
Full-grown man
Oh, well



Tarantulisimo

Muddy Waters – vocals; guitar
Bob Margolin – guitar
Pinetop Perkins – piano
James Cotton – harmonica
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith – drums
Charles Calmese – bass guitar
Johnny Winter – guitar; miscellaneous screams, shouts, yells, & affirmations

*This is the 1977 version, produced by Johnny Winter. Muddy Waters recorded the original version in 1955, but he re-recorded the song numerous times during his lifetime with various producers -- each take slightly different, but ALL bad-ass!!!



Alexander Parenti

Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah
Everything gonna be alright this mornin'
Now, when I was a young boy
At the age of five
My mother said I was gonna be
The greatest man alive
But now I'm a man
I'm age twenty-one
I want you to believe me, honey
We having lots of fun
I'm a man (yeah)
I spell M
A, child
N
That represent man
No B
O, child
Y
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full-grown man
I'm a man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man
I'm a hoochie-coochie man
Sittin' on the outside
Just me and my mate
I'm made to move
Come up two hours late
Wasn't that a man?
I spell M
A, child
N
That represesnt man
No B
O, child
Y
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full-grown man
I'm a man
I'm a rolllin' stone
I'm a man
Full-grown man
Oh, well
Oh, well



Jr 42

Ooooooh, yeah, ooh, yeah

Everythin', everythin', everythin's gonna be alright this mornin'
Ooh yeah, whoaw
Now when I was a young boy, at the age of five
My mother said I was, gonna be the greatest man alive
But now I'm a man, way past 21
Want you to believe me baby,
I had lot's of fun
I'm a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No B, O child, Y
That mean mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full grown man
I'm a man
I'm a natural born lovers man
I'm a man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man
I'm a hoochie coochie man

Sittin' on the outside, just me and my mate
You know I'm made to move you honey,
Come up two hours late
Wasn't that a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No B, O child, Y
That mean mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full grown man
Man
I'm a natural born lovers man
Man
I'm a rollin' stone
Man-child
I'm a hoochie coochie man

The line I shoot will never miss
When I make love to a woman,
She can't resist
I think I go down,
To old Kansas Stew
I'm gonna bring back my second cousin,
That little Johnny Cocheroo
All you little girls,
Sittin'out at that line
I can make love to you woman,
In five minutes time
Ain't that a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No B, O child, Y
That mean mannish boy
Man
I'm a full grown man
Man
I'm a natural born lovers man
Man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man-child
I'm a hoochie coochie man
Well, well, well, well
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Don't hurt me, don't hurt me child
Don't hurt me, don't hurt, don't hurt me child
Well, well, well, well

Yeah



All comments from YouTube:

William Zeigler

I played this song for my son and he became my dad

Directtruth

@The Game that's quite exemplary of your intelligence, glad you're able to acknowledge it -thank you 👍👍

The Game

@Directtruth 💩💩💩💩

Directtruth

@The Game pis off

Gooliverr

That's some deep Alabama shit yo

romdog67

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Privy Cigar Sommeliers

True story - I heard this for the first time when I was 14 on summer break. The next night, my buddy had a little bonfire at his house with some friends (3 of them were young ladies), when his parents were out of town. I popped this tape into the boom box, and on that same night, I had my very first 40oz of Mickey's, got laid for the first time, the cops got called because we were too loud, and I had to walk my bike home (3 blocks over) at 2am. My Mom was pissed - Dad was trying not to laugh. The next day, the old man came home from work early (before Mom got home), and told me to come out to the patio. He had 2 glasses sitting outside, and he cracked a beer, poured a little in my glass, and dropped a box of rubbers onto the table. He heard me blaring this song in my room, and the general talk was something like this:

Dad: Being a man is not drinking and screwing and getting the cops called on you. Being a man is having to deal with the consequences of your actions, owning up to responsibilities and doing it every day. Did you get some p***y, son?
Me: (hesitantly).......yeah......
Dad: Next time, use these. It's your responsibility. Understood?"
Me: Understood, Dad.
Dad: Good. NOW you're a SMART man. Don't do stupid sh*t, and you'll enjoy life a lot more. Don't let Mom know I gave you some beer. It'll help your headache. Mow the lawn before Mom gets home.

I'll never forget that, or this tune. I've been rock n' roll ever since; and I'm WAY past 21 now, with a family of my own.

Blues; Rock; call it what you want. It's as American as apple pie. Every young man should hear this song. Thank you, Muddy. RIP Dad.

Directtruth

Reading this makes me regret not having my father in my life even more

Nick Oakes

Hell of a story! Thanks for sharing!

Noreen

What a great story. You had an amazing dad. ❤

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