You See My Rooster
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


If you see my rooster
Please run him on back home
If you see my rooster
Please run him on back home
I haven't found no eggs in my basket
Since my rooster been gone

I heard my rooster crowing
This morning just about the break of day
I heard my rooster crowing
This morning just about the break of day

I guess that was the time he was making his getaway
I just found out how come my hens won't lay
I just found out how come my hens won't lay
Every time I look around my rooster have done gone away

Now play it, Bob
Tell me 'bout my rooster

I've got too many hens
For not to have no roosters on my yard
I've got too many hens
For not to have no roosters on my yard
And I don't know what's the matter
Something have done got 'em barred

Now, Bob, if you see my rooster
Please run him on back home
Now, Bob, if you see my rooster
Please run him on back home
I haven't found no eggs in my basket
Since my rooster been gone

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Jim Dixon

IF YOU SEE MY ROOSTER
As recorded by Memphis Minnie, 1936.

If you see my rooster, please run him on back home. (2x)
I have found no eggs in my basket since my rooster been gone.

I heard my rooster crowin' this mornin' just about the break o' day. (2x)
I guess that was the time he was makin' his getaway.

I just found out how come my hens won't lay. (2x)
Ev'ry time I look around, my rooster have done gone away.

I've got too many hens for not to have no roosters on my yard. (2x)
And I don't know what's the matter; something have done got him barred(?).

Now, Bob, if you see my rooster, please run him on back home. (2x)
I have found no eggs in my basket since my rooster been gone.


[This seems to be a source for Willie Dixon's LITTLE RED ROOSTER, recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1961.]



All comments from YouTube:

Hopeshadows 84

I'm preggers and I'm having my unborn child listen to the blues.

John Robertson

did you create the child listening to blues..whats the little ones name..John

Stuart Stier

What a babe! She got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home.

MrGOATZOMBIE1

Why is this singer Memphis Minnie never been acknowledged for her multiple musical talent. For Christ sake see inspired Led Zeppelin ! Yet if you would never have the luxury to listen to her other beautiful song collections if it were not not for the internet! What a serious injustice to all the unsung women in the women entertainment industry. I wish iI could meet her in person to tell her she was a woman before her time who made a quite ......yet significant imprint in the music industry. Thank you Memhis Minner you are forever woman hear you ROAR!!!!!!!

Jeff Williams

Her husband inspired Led Zeppelin. They ripped off Joe although they thought they were ripping off Minnie. The writers credit on "levee" was Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Memphis Minnie. Minnie died in 1973 so she was still alive when they stole her husbands song. Yeah their rock arrangement was fantastic but that doesn't alter the fact that they ripped off the song. They arranged it. A great arrangement but they had NOTHING to do with writing the song.

alltaken678

"Never been acknowledged?" She had a 30-year career of touring and hit records on labels from Columbia to Decca. She was praised by her contemporaries and known as "The Queen of the Country Blues." She's in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame museums. She has a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail on the Beale Street Walk of Fame. Bonnie Raitt paid for her headstone and the BBC filmed the dedication ceremony. Multiple CDs of her music are available on Amazon and elsewhere. Many blues and rock musicians have cited her influence, and music historians have long discussed her influence on others. Just because you don't anything about her doesn't mean she's "never been acknowledged."

Jim Dixon

IF YOU SEE MY ROOSTER
As recorded by Memphis Minnie, 1936.

If you see my rooster, please run him on back home. (2x)
I have found no eggs in my basket since my rooster been gone.

I heard my rooster crowin' this mornin' just about the break o' day. (2x)
I guess that was the time he was makin' his getaway.

I just found out how come my hens won't lay. (2x)
Ev'ry time I look around, my rooster have done gone away.

I've got too many hens for not to have no roosters on my yard. (2x)
And I don't know what's the matter; something have done got him barred(?).

Now, Bob, if you see my rooster, please run him on back home. (2x)
I have found no eggs in my basket since my rooster been gone.


[This seems to be a source for Willie Dixon's LITTLE RED ROOSTER, recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1961.]

Shijapangma

Merci. 😉

pigofapilot1

Blues guitar +blues piano and a voice like that can't be beaten. Pure music.

codjogan Gavi

really true that she is a backbone of blues.... Amazing

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