"Spoonful" as written by and Willie Dixon....
Could fill spoons full of diamonds,
Could fill spoons full of gold.
Just a little spoon of your precious love
Will satisfy my soul.

[Chorus:]
Men lies about it.
Some of them cries about it.
Some of them dies about it.
Everything's a-fightin' about the spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful.

Could fill spoons full of coffee,
Could fill spoons full of tea.
Just a little spoon of your precious love;
Is that enough for me?

[Chorus]

Could fill spoons full of water,
Save them from the desert sands.
But a little spoon of your forty-five
Save you from another man.

[Chorus]


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"Spoonful" as written by Willie Dixon

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  • +4
    General Commentfrom willie dixon's mouth
    "The idea of Spoonful was that it doesn't take a large quantity of anything to be good. If you have a little money when you need it, you're right there in the right spot, that'll buy you a whole lot. If a doctor gives you less than a spoonful of some kind of medicne that can kill you, he can give you less that a spoonful of another one that will make you well.

    But after you write these songs, people who have ban minds, their minds will tell them what they want to believe. If it's blues, and they've been trying to degrade the blues all the time, I don't care what title you come up with, they'll say it's a bad title. I remeber a time years ago that if I said sex, my mama would beat the hell out of me, People who think Spoonful was about heroin are mostly people with heroin ideas."

    i think he is just writing that you dont need everything, you just need enough. and you can put whatever meaning into it that you want.
    dk123123dkon February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWillie Dixon was on cocaine? It's amazing the things you learn on this site. (are the sarcasm tags working yet?)
    IV1066on April 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Cream song, this is the song that got me hooked on Cream.
    Philadelphia Eagleson November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the singing in this song! I've only heard this cover, but I think it's amazing.
    AlphabetFishon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you're right dk, I think it is about greed and also what people choose to fill their life with, and if love is enough to fill his life
    iamafanofmusicon April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful" Great song isn't it?
    I am afraid you are all mistaken it is not about drugs it is about sex.... as in "That Loving Spoonful" (Also a name of a 70's band) A 'loving spoonful' means a quantity of ejaculate. Don't laugh...that IS what this is about. Read the words again with this in mind. I know this is true as it was commonly undrestood to be what the song was about in the 70s and I read an old blues music review book back then that confirmed it. The old blues singers used to weave all sorts of sexual meanings into their songs, if you listen carefully. In fact even the origins of the word JAZZ means much the same as JIZZ/having sex...you are laughing again aren't you, but it IS TRUE, I swear! The JAZZ players used to work in the working cathouses to create atmosphere and attract customers which is how it came about.
    MistyKenon May 14, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentCocaine.
    Citzon April 20, 2003   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThat's funny, this is the song playing when I got hooked on heroin!
    five_to_oneon April 16, 2005   Link
  • -4
    General Commentit's about heroin, you idiots.
    conquerMEon October 25, 2004   Link

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