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Willie Dixon - Back door man

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Published on Sep 29, 2009

"Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf, released by Chess Records as a B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle" in 1961.
The song's author Willie Dixon recorded it on his 1970 album I Am The Blues.

In southern culture, the phrase "back-door man" refers to a man having an affair with a married woman, using the back door as an exit before the husband comes home. The phrase "back-door man" dates from the 1920s, but the term became a double entendre in the 1960s, also meaning "one who practices anal intercourse."

The song became an early standard cover song of The Doors and they recorded it for their 1967 debut album.

Album: 'Willie Dixon I Am The Blues'
Chess Records 1970, reissue
Abner - Spector ('360 Sound')
Columbia Legacy ' Roots and Blues' CK 53627
Willie Dixon - vocal w/Chicago All-stars:
Johnny Shines - guitar, Walter 'Shakey' Horton - harmonica
Sunnyland Slim, Lafayette Leake - piano
and Clifton James - drums

Lyrics:
I-I-I am the, the backdoor man
I-I-I am, the backdoor man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

When ev'rybody is-a tryin' to sleep
I'm-a somewhere makin' my midnight creep
An ev'ry mo'nin when the rooster crows
He's tellin' me that it's the time to go

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

(harmonica & instrumental)

Well, they took me to the doctor
Shot full of holes
The nurse she cried, 'Save his soul!'
I was 'cussed of murder in first degree
The judge wife cried, 'Let the man go free!'

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand, mmm

(guitar & instrumental)

I was accussed a-murder in the first degree
The judge wife cried, 'Let the man go free!'
The cop's wife cried, 'Don't take him down
I'd-a rather be in six feet of ground!'

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

(piano & instrumental)

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

(bass & instrumental)

'Ooh!'

I am, the backdo' man
I am, the backdo' man
Well, the men don't know
But the little girls they understand

'Ooh!'

(instrumental all to end)

I am
I am
I-I-I am
The backdo' man.

Enjoy!!
(sorry for the poor quality)

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Willie Dixon
  • Album

    • I Am the Blues
  • Writers

    • Willie Dixon
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    • SME (on behalf of Columbia Records); UMPI, ARESA, BMG Rights Management, Sony ATV Publishing, UBEM, CMRRA, and 5 Music Rights Societies

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