Howlin' Wolf

Howlin’ Wolf: Back Door Man Lyrics

“Back Door Man” is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in 1960. It was released in 1961 by Chess Records as the B-side to Wolf’s “Wang Dang Doodle” (catalog no. 1777). The song is considered a classic of Chicago blues. (Wikipedia)

Back Door Man

Willie Dixon – 1961

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
Every 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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The Doors

The Doors recorded a rock version of the “Back Door Man” for their eponymous debut album. The Doors’ drummer John Densmore described it as a song that is “deeply sexual and got everyone moving.”[7] The song also appears on the Doors’ live album Absolutely Live (1970).

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