Back Door Man
Howlin' Wolf Lyrics


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

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Written by: Willie Dixon

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Juan Camacho

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 sound asleep
I'm somewhere making my midnight creep
Yes, in the morning, 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 of 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



kris michael

Backdoor Man is not about sodomy but Little Richard's Tutti Frutti was. The original lyrics went,

'Tutti Frutti, good booty
If it don't fit, don't force it
You can grease it, make it easy'

You can look it up. And it had a lot to do with southern Greyhound stations.


And of course everybody knows Little Jimmy Dickens' song, 'Who licked the Red off your Candy' is about fellatio, and I'm suspicious of whoever licked the chocolate off of his bar..



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Felix Van Hollow

I don't believe it. This is better than the Doors' version.
And they're my favorite band.

Russell Lawrence

The doors can't compare my guy

Chris Skull

Well it is the original, covers sometimes are better but not better than howling wolf

Calvin Bonner

Mr. Mojo Risin channeled the energy perfectly. And Glenn Danzig does a pretty good Jim Morrison imitation.

OG6 Falcon

Lol the doors are alright but they aren't the "woof"!

Carlos A

I too am a huge Doors fan and I have to agree this version right here is amazing, baddass!!!

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zelodia beckum

This shit raw !!!! I remember this song being played in my grandfather's juke joint .

Ryan Babb

I remember being a young boy and my Mother would play this with all the other kings of blues. Howlin Wolf was one of my favorites

Βαγγελης Ε

if your granfa listened this music you were super lucky

edward richard

Ole Grand Dad had good taste.

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