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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, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Ellas Mcdaniel, Melvin London, Mckinley Morganfield

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Piper McPiperton

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.



Justin Blevins

That is none other than Little Walter.
He is playing harp.
Legend has it.
Chess records
Was a family.
They all played on each others sessions.
True fact.
Testimony of Keef.
When the Stones got to visit and record at Chess studio ,
Muddy was not selling any records
So Marshall Chess
Let him paint the walls of the joint to help him out !



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!!!



André Brito

Eu sou o primeiro ritmo a formar pretos ricos
O primeiro ritmo que tornou pretos livres
Anel no dedo em cada um dos cinco
Vento na minha cara, eu me sinto vivo
A partir de agora, considero tudo blues
O samba é blues, o rock é blues, o jazz é blues
O funk é blues, o soul é blues
Eu sou Exu do Blues
Tudo que quando era preto, era do demônio
E depois virou branco e foi aceito
Eu vou chamar de Blues
É isso, entenda, Jesus é blues
==========================
I am the first rhythm to form rich blacks
The first rhythm that made blacks free
Ring on the finger on each of the five
Wind in my face, I feel alive
From now on, I consider everything blues
Samba is blues, rock is blues, jazz is blues
Funk is blues, soul is blues
I'm Exu do Blues
All that when it was black, it was the devil's
And then he turned white and was accepted
I'll call it Blues
That's it, understand, Jesus is blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pH37Y0qC8&list=PL-DHESGaaGjnowNFVs2-3iwCVBWRoA4cv&index=10&t=0s



JJ

Oh yeah, yeah
Oh yes
Everything gonna be alright
Oh yeah, yeah
Now when I was a young boy
At the age of five
My mother said I'll be
The greatest man alive
And now I'm a man
I'm over twenty-one
You better believe me, baby
And I'll say, we can have lots of fun
I'm a man
Huh huh huh huh huh
A man
Oh yeah
Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Oh yeah
The line I shoot
Will never miss
And when I make love to you baby
You just can't resist
Ooh, ain't that man
Spelled "M"
"A" child
"N"
No "B"
"O" child
"Y"
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
A man
I'm a man
I'm a man
I sittin' on the outside
Just me and my mate
I made the move
Come up two hours late
Ain't that a man
No "B"
"O" child
"Y"
That spell mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a man
I'm a full grown man, baby
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah
All you pretty women
Stand in line
I make love with you baby
In an hour's time
I'm a man
I'm a man
Oh yeah (oh yeah)
Oh yeah (oh yeah)



All comments from YouTube:

Alex Horton

Muddy Waters granddaughter was in my high school band. She severely underestimated how famous this guy was. Our band director flipped out when she told us.

Luke Wood

@Incognito true;said Wolf was a blow hard

Mark Bradley

@Donna Hughs all my children now the power of music i bang on all the time to check the back catalogue , no rascism here if it's good play it , listen to it , enhance your mind people.

Incognito

Fact About Muddy Waters Mud didnt like howlin wolf for some reason i dont know why...

The Real Nicky Nurotic

He 8s a legend

Chris Thayil

Bullshit!!!

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William Zeigler

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

Marvin Roney

Right on

Tarmac1

@João Nuno Revés Gonçalves And a full set of teeth 😂😂

Jeremy Hennessee

Thought I was in the pornhub comments section for a moment.

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