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Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen

July4thbby 15 Oct 01 - 08:50 PM
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Subject: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: July4thbby
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:50 PM

Can anyone help me with title and lyrics to this one?

SAID THE LITTLE RED ROOSTER TO THE LITTLE RED HEN,
YOU AIN'T LAID AN EGG SINCE GOD KNOWS WHEN,
SAID I WOULD IF I COULD,
HEY HEY, WOULD IF I COULD,
DO THE BEST I CAN,
BABY BUT I CANT.

Thanks
Cookie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:14 PM

Sorry, don't know the title and lyrics...

But just an hour ago I was searching the 'net for pictures of a hen (with head down picking up corn) and a rooster (crowing) for a little boy learning to draw. He's been "commissioned" by his aunt for a drawing.

When I find some pictures, I'll put this caption on them:

The rooster does the crowing,
But the hen delivers the eggs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:24 PM

Almost sounds like a parody of Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash).......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 09:41 PM

I found this here. It's cached, so I'm not sure if you can get to it.

Said the little red rooster to the little red hen,
"You haven't laid an egg in God knows when."

Said the little red hen to the little red rooster,
"You don't come around as often as you uster."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: okthen
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 06:44 PM

Have this (somewhere) by Taj Mahal, maybe on vinyl! which could take a while.

long gone, long gone

long gone, honey like a turkey through the corn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: July4thbby
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 06:53 PM

Thanks OkThen. Let me see if I can find anything under that artist. If you do come up with it, please let me know at July4thbby@aol.com

Cookie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Nemesis
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 06:54 PM

I'm sure this is a Rolling Stones number (or at least) done by them as I have heard a wonderful local musician Bing Lyle playing this on the piano acordian - and boy! does he make it SEXY!!

Will check this out and get back Regards, Hille


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROOSTER BLUES (Lightnin' Slim)
From: Zorro
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 03:34 AM

Here's the version I heard and do:

ROOSTER BLUES
As sung by Lightnin' Slim

1. Oh, well, the little red rooster told the little red hen:
"I ain't been to see ya in God knows when."
The little red hen told the little red rooster:
"You don't come around, daddy, like you used ta."

CHORUS: We got to rock tonight, baby.
We got to rock tonight, baby.
We got to rock tonight, baby.
Yes, we got to rock tonight.

2. Oh, well, the old black cat told the little gray mouse:
"I've got a mind to chase you round this house."
The little gray mouse told the old black cat:
Says: "Look-a-here, daddy, don't chase me like that."

3. Well, the little green frog told the big black snake:
He says: "Come on, daddy, let's swim in the lake."
The big black snake told the little green frog:
Says: "I'm gonna lay here on this log."

4. Oh, well, the big alligator told the old crocodile,
He said: "Hang around, mama; I'm gonna kiss you after while."
Crocodile says to the big alligator:
"You better kiss me now, daddy; let me hang around later.”


Make up your own verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: July4thbby
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 10:42 AM

I found them and I thank you all for your help. Couldn't have done it without you.

Cookie

LITTLE RED HEN BLUES
(Taj Mahal)

On this list people tend to call that song "Long Gone.” It's called "Little Red Rooster,” that it is traditional, and that it was recorded by Taj Mahal backed by the Pointer Sisters long ago. I believe Taj Mahal calls his version "Little Red Hen Blues" and himself the writer. I'm sure it has gone through numerous transformative stages, lyrics-wise, as blues songs tend to do.

Little Red Hen Blues

Well the little red hen said to the little red rooster
Why don't you come 'round here like you used to
Long gone, long gone
Like a wild old turkey through the corn

Been up north, I been down south
To the east, the west, back again
Long gone, long gone
Like a wild old turkey through the corn

You can take my potatoes they're nice and brown
Stick 'em in the oven, turn the damper down
Long gone, long gone
Like a wild old turkey through the corn

Men don't like me 'cause I speak my mind
Women crazy 'bout me cause I take my time
Long gone, long gone
Like a wild old turkey through the corn

Well the little red hen said to the little red rooster
Why don't you come 'round here like you used to,
Long gone, long gone
Like a wild old turkey through the corn

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 28-Nov-01.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 12:34 PM

Check out Musicman's website www.bcmusicman.ca click on his music page and go to his Happy Trails cd, you find an mp3 for it there ... great tune!

LL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 12:50 PM

Shoot ... it's not there ... I'll try to find it for you.

LL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 17 Oct 01 - 01:02 PM

This is how I remember it...

Said the little red hen to the big red rooster
"You don't come around now
as often as you used ter"
Said the big red rooster to the little red hen
"Meet me in the barn yard
at a quarter past ten" and she couldn't see a cotton picken thing
And then that rooster began to sing
To the big red rooster said the little red hen
You ain't been that good, since God know's when
Hey!... I ain't no Gawl Dang Rooster!
And that's when the hen knew
That the gander had goosed her!

Well ... it's something like that way ... maybe someone can clarify.

LL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 12:46 PM

mmm... somehow a line was missed out ...before the line"and she couldn't see a cotton pickin thing"... it should read ... "And the night grew dark, dark, dark"

There, that's better ...sorry 'bout that!

LL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 10:10 PM

Ah, Taj and the Pointer Sisters. What a wonderful combo that was. This version is on the Taj Box Set.

The one that the Stones covered was at least as old as Chicago Blues. I believe it was first done by Muddy Waters.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Musicman
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 07:58 AM

Click here for a version of the song......

for info go to here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Musicman
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:00 AM

try again....

Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 11:51 AM

Thanks MM ... I wasn't too far off, my memory isn't as bad as I thought!

LL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 12:14 PM

Blues Lyrics On Line says that your song is called "Rooster Blues," that it was written by "J. West," (I don't recognize the name), and that it was recorded by Lightnin' Slim in the 1950's or '60's, but it was not released until it appeared on the CD "Nothin' but the Devil" (ACE CDCHD 616).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: GUEST,Paddyrollingstone
Date: 23 May 09 - 06:24 AM

Canned Heat song,"Woodstock Boogie"also uses very similar lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Janie
Date: 23 May 09 - 09:30 AM

If you type "Who Broke the Lock" you will find a number of threads with different versions of the Riley Puckett song "Who Broke the Lock (On the Henhouse Door)" with very similar lyrics. The links above are old enough that they don't work, so I couldn't listen to the tune referred to here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster To The Little Red Hen
From: Janie
Date: 23 May 09 - 09:34 AM

I don't think they are the same song, (Jim Dixon would likely to have linked the the Riley Puckett song if they were,) but appear to have had some common origins, or else many of these verses are "zipper verses."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 09 - 04:04 PM

None of those songs seem to be the one I'm looking for.. The one I just heard on the radio had a very bluegrass melody to it..

Thoughts?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 04:22 PM

well... i might just be able to help you. fatboy slim put out an album called "late night tales" in october of '07 with a track on it from Taj Mahal called "Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too" with these exact same lyrics. If you go to Amazon there is a music sampler... track 18 is the one, hope it's what you were looking for!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 01:39 AM

i know it a little different, dont even know who its by or what its called but here goes-

well i live out in the country on a high lonesome hill,
girl by day by night the whipporwill (2x)
well too much not enough too much never satisfied

said the little red hen to the little red rooster
ya sure dont come round the chicken coop like ya used ta (2x)
well i been i was i am never satisfied

said the little red rooster to the little red hen
once ya been lovers can ya really just be friends (2x)
well too much...

im goin into town with my hat caved in,
and im a comin home with my pockets full of gin (or sin) 2x
i been i was...

well wrap your arms around me like a circle round the sun
ya know i love ya baby youre my only one
too much....

and my freind just taught me thissun-]
said the zebra to the camel, my sugar lump
honey i admire the way you handle your hump


hope that helps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 03:35 AM

The Kitchen Syncopators (led by Gill Landry, also known as Frank Lemon, occasional member of the Old Crow Medicine Show) do a version similar to this, complete with the "said the zebra to the camel" verse. But instead of "never satisfied", they sing "mostly satisfied".

Here it is on Youtube:

Kitchen Syncs on Youtube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST,Rumsoakedcrook
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 11:03 AM

Try Howlin wolf he does the song Lil red rooster. It's also a refrain by MJH Satisfied and tickled too.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE RED HEN BLUES (Taj Mahal & Pointer
From: GUEST,Dušan Ján Hlísta
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 09:26 AM

LITTLE RED HEN BLUES*
As sung by Taj Mahal with the Pointer Sisters

Well, little red hen said to little red rooster:
You don't come 'round here much as you used ter.
Now, honey, you long gone.
Baby, you long gone.
Oh, you long gone, like a turkey through the corn.

Old gray mule say t'that ol' gray hen:
Honey, now tell me: where that rooster of yours have been.
She say he long gone,
Say, he long gone.
Oh, he's long gone, baby, like a turkey through the corn.

Oh, that sweet gray goat say to that old fat mule:
You know people round here been talkin', tellin' me that you're a fool,
But they long gone.
Yes, they long gone.
Oh, they long gone, honey, like a turkey through the corn.

I been up north, been down south,
Been to the east; I like the west and south the best,
And I'll be long gone.
Yes, I'm long gone.
I am long gone, honey, like a turkey through the corn.

Tell me, baby, what's on your mind.
I can see by your eyes that you ain't been cryin',
And I been long gone.
I been long gone.
I been long gone, honey, like a turkey through the corn.

Now, you know the men don't like me 'cause I speak my mind,
And the women crazy 'bout me 'cause I take my time,
And I be long gone.
Honey, I'm long gone.
I am long gone, baby, just like a turkey through the corn.

Now, the little red hen say to the little red rooster:
Now, baby, now, you don't come 'round here much as you used ter.
You been long gone.
Now you long gone.
Say, baby, you long gone, honey, like a turkey through the corn.

Well, you can take my potatoes up out that groun',
Put 'em in my oven, turn your damper down.
Mama, now, you know I'm long gone.
Honey, I'm long gone.
I am long gone, baby, like a turkey through the corn.


* On some albums, the title is given as LITTLE RED HEN.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 03:40 AM

Said the little red hen, to the big red rooster
you don't come around, as often as you uster
said the big red rooster, to the little red hen
I'll meet you in the barnyard, about a half past ten

Well the night was dark, and she couldn't see a thing
but she soon felt something that made her sing
Oh mister Rooster! , said the little red hen
I haven't felt this way, since a god knows when...

but a big gruff voice said this ain't no Rooster.
And the little red hen knew the gander had goosed her.

My dad used to sing this all the time back when I was growing up. Might not be the same one you all are looking for but thought I'd add it to your page any who.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 02:01 PM

That is the same one my father would sing upon request during many nights around the campfire. I think you have it exactly riht.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 05:03 PM

The little said to the little red hen. I ain't had none in God knows when. Said its naughty, naughty, naughty, but its nice, nice, nice. It will ruin your reputation, but increase the population. thats all i know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 03 Jan 12 - 12:19 AM

My mom and dad used to sing this as a duet, and we used to roar with laughter. At the time I thought the little red hen had turned into a goose.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Rooster to the Little Red Hen
From: GUEST,david
Date: 05 Oct 13 - 12:28 PM

The little red rooster to the littlered hen. I aain't had none in god knows when. Its nauulght naughty naughty but its nice nice nice. I will ruin your reputation but increase the population.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE RED ROOSTER (from Margie Day)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Oct 13 - 08:31 AM

LITTLE RED ROOSTER
As sung by Margie Day and the Griffin Brothers Orchestra, 1951.

Got a little red rooster and, man, how he can crow! (2x)
He's the boss of the barnyard any old place he goes.

He's a tiny little fella but he sure can strut his stuff, (2x)
And the way he loves me, man, he ain't no bluff.

If you want your red rooster and you want him all alone,
Just keep him off the road where these old hens like to roam,
'Cause your little red rooster may seem...(?),
But as soon as your back's turned, he'll make a fool of you.

If you got a good rooster, better clip his wings.
These old hens will get him and give him diamond rings.
Little red rooster, ain't gonna let him go.
I done clipped his wings; man, he can't fly no mo'.


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