Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
Howlin' Wolf Lyrics


Well, all you girls think the days are gone
You don't have to worry, you can have your fun
Take me, baby, for your little boy
You get three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

You been pinnin' and hidin' behind his back
And you got you a man that you don't like
Throw that cat, baby, outta your mind
Follow me, baby, have a real good time
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

Hoy, hoy, I'm the boy
I got three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
I'm so glad that you understand
I'm three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get

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Written by: WILLIE DIXON

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Keith H Moore

300 POUNDS OF JOY
Well all you girls think the days are done
You don't have to worry you can have your fun
Take me baby for your little boy
You get three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
This is it, this is it, look what you get
You've been bending and hiding right behind his back
And you got your man that you don't like
Throw that cat, baby outta your mind
Follow me baby have a real good time
This is it, this is it, look what you get
(Hubert Sumlin)
Hoy, hoy I'm the boy
I got three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
I'm so glad that you understand
I'm three hundred pounds of muscle and man
Uh this is it, this is it
Look what you get



Forrest George

All you girls think the days are gone
You don't have to worry, you can have your fun
Take me, baby, for your little boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
This is it
This is it
Look what you get
You been creeping and hiding behind his back
'Cause you got you a man that you don't like
Throw that Jack, baby, outta your mind
Follow me, baby, have a real good time
This is it
This is it
Look what you get
Hoy! Hoy! I'm the boy
Three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
I'm so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get
If the men's all mad then the women's glad
If the little kids' happy then the old folk's mad
I'm so glad that you understand
Three hundred pounds of muscle and man
This is it
This is it
Look what you get



jo blo

Actually, they did.
Or RATHER, Jimmy's inspired early session work (with Them for instance) occasionally leans very heavily on Sumlin's sublime solo here.

Everybody ever amounted to anything anywhere robbed cheated and stole something from somebody.
ONLY fuggin' difference is: to what EXTENT they actually got caught.

Pagey was a gifted live player through '69-71 and most incredibly talented studio musician/arranger/producer for at least as long.
Sumlin was an early electric genius, but Page's talents totally eclipsed almost everybody - except maybe a small handful of virtuosos on occasion including Hubert.
Page drew HEAVILY on virtually every great electric blues guitarist before him; most of the best to come along subsequently - if not all - have done exactly that.
NOTHING exceptional about Page in that respect, other than he did so slightly more frequently -
and MORE OFTEN than not IMPROVISED & SUBLIMATED & IMPROVED UPON his predecessors - as all greats are obviously prone to do.
This number is one of Wolf's crowning achievements, and there ARE a few Zeppelin numbers that compare very favorably -
the 'ole "stole some notes and lyric here & there" MUSIC POLICE
waaaaaay to late to the scene of the "crime" - (about 3 or 4 decades AFTER THE FACT ANYHOW)
ought bugger the fuck off.
ANYBODY really need the reason WHY?

OK, why? - ever fuggin teeny-bopper comin round with his facebook fanboy, amateur-hour music detective shitlist can meditate upon:
Zeppelin was successfully sued by every artist (or their "estates") for each & every last dime they had coming - dead or alive.
The very fact that Led popularized the (dead or half-dead) old blues buzzards simply guaranteed the surviving families saw 100X's the income they'd have otherwise accrued - beings after 1950's around a couple hundred black folks (IF that MANY??) bothered to even listen let alone buy a blues record - that's true to this day.

ULTIMATELY, WHITE BOYS ~GENERATED~ MORE BLUES RECORDS SALES
than any bluesman ever even hoped for - even in his wildest DREAMS - Gold Records in very few instances at best.

After the British invasion, without whitey buying up blues like they were goin' out of style, Robert Johnson's estate - and/or whomever else "creatively involved" - would still be DEAD BROKE.
So if ya don't mind my sayin': pull yer ever lovin' head out 'o yer ass.
Or go listen to the Stones' take on "Love In Vain" from Let It Bleed album or at Leeds '71 --- 'cause it so far outshines the 1920's Robert Johnson "copyright" - that either his original pales by comparison, or Taylor's bottleneck is far more brilliant - and/or both - since Taylor stole NOTHING from the 20's apart from the fact he played blues.
Sue me him and everbody else on Utube - if ya REALLY think ya know any better Lol!



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Daniel LaCroix

My only complaint is that I can't like this more than once :-) One of my absolute favorite blues performers and a force of nature.

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Daniel LaCroix I gotcha buddy 👍

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Keith H Moore

300 POUNDS OF JOY
Well all you girls think the days are done
You don't have to worry you can have your fun
Take me baby for your little boy
You get three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
This is it, this is it, look what you get
You've been bending and hiding right behind his back
And you got your man that you don't like
Throw that cat, baby outta your mind
Follow me baby have a real good time
This is it, this is it, look what you get
(Hubert Sumlin)
Hoy, hoy I'm the boy
I got three hundred pounds of heavenly joy
I'm so glad that you understand
I'm three hundred pounds of muscle and man
Uh this is it, this is it
Look what you get

Televin V

Great job and thanks! 👍

nurmweb

The great song worthy of representing the 20th century, with unique rhythm, a full tone range covered plus a distinctive vocal so amazing that any reproduction would fall short, except by Chester himself.

Luis Guedes

The voice that seems to come out of the darkness to howl the blues.

Tim Richter

As a man of some girth "ahem" this is one of my favorite Wolf tunes (after Rockin' Daddy).  Can you go wrong with a Willie Dixon tune sung by Chester and played by Hubert?   No.  The answer is simply No.

SHACOBES123

Fuck yeah man I got me a big ol beer belly but women love me. Cheers mate🍻🍻🍻

lokisgodhi

Same here.

Zo Zepp

Tim Richter thank you

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