You Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover
Bo Diddley Lyrics


You can't judge an apple by looking at a tree
You can't judge honey by looking at the bee
You can't judge a daughter by looking at the mother
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover

Oh can't you see
Oh you misjudge me
I look like a farmer, but
I'm a lover
Can't judge a book by looking at the cover

Oh come on in closer baby
Hear what else I gotta say
You got your radio turned down too low
Turn it up

You can't judge sugar by looking at the cane
You can't judge a woman by looking at her man
You can't judge a sister by looking at her brother
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover

Oh can't you see
Oh you misjudge me
I look like a farmer, but
I'm a lover
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover

You can't judge a fish by lookin' in the pond
You can't judge right from looking at the wrong
You can't judge one by looking at the other
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover

Oh can't you see
Oh you misjudge me
I look like a farmer, but
I'm a lover
Can't judge a book by looking at the cover

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Written by: Willie Dixon

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

johnny zell

You can't judge an apple by looking at a tree,
You can't judge honey by looking at the bee,
You can't judge a daughter by looking at the mother,
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover.
Oh can't you see,
Oh you misjudge me,
I look like a farmer,
But I'm a lover,
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover.
Oh come on in closer baby,
Hear what else I gotta say!
You got your radio turned down too low,
Turn it up!
You can't judge sugar by looking at the cane,
You can't judge a woman by looking at her man,
You can't judge a sister by looking at her brother,
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover.
Oh can't you see,
Oh you misjudge me,
I look like a farmer,
But I'm a Lover,
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover.
You can't judge a fish by lookin' in the pond,
You can't judge right from looking at the wrong,
You can't judge one by looking at the other,
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover.
Oh can't you see,
Oh you misjudge me,
I look like a farmer,
But I'm a lover,
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover



All comments from YouTube:

RJ 1999

its impossible to listen to Bo Diddley's music and not tap your feet, and get into it

Julek XP

In the same moment i read this comment just did it

JASON ALVIDREZ

how we'll tell zombies apart. If you ain't dancing, your dead son.

Qwerty U

RJ 1999 HOW DID YOU KNOW?!

Jonathan Araujo

Yeeeeeaaah, good observation

BIll G

"I look like a farmer but I'm a lover" A line that's stuck in my head forever. I remember hearing this in 1962 as an eleven year old kid just discovering rock. Thanks for posting it!

Alf Ching

I always thought he sang I look like a bummer but I’m a lover.took me 73 years to suss that out.

Soyborne. Born, made, and undone by the soy.

62!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chicken man

@Andy F I highly doubt a man with that profile pic is 69 years of age. Although you may want to be

Andy F

I'm the same age as you, Bill. When I first heard this song, it pretty much electrified me – in the best possible way.

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