"They're Red Hot (Robert Johnson cover)" as written by and Robert Johnson....
Hot tamales and they're red hot
Yeah, she got 'em for sale, hey
Hot tamales and they're red hot
Oh, she got 'em for sale

I got a girl, say she long and tall
Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall
Hot tamales and they're red hot
Oh, she got 'em for sale

And she got 'em for sale, oh yeah well
Hot tamales and they're red hot
Yeah, she got 'em for sale, uh-huh
Hot tamales and they're red hot

Yeah, she got 'em for sale
You know the monkey, now the baboon playing in the grass
Well, the monkey stuck his finger in that ol' "good gulf gas", now hey
Hot tamales and they're red hot

Oh, she got 'em for sale, I mean um
And she got 'em for sale, oh yeah well
Hot tamales and they're red hot
Yeah, she got 'em for sale, oh-well

Hot tamales and they're red hot
Oh, she got 'em for sale
She got two for a nickel, four for a dime
Would sell you more, but they ain't none of mine, so, hey

Hot tamales and they're red hot
Well, she got 'em for sale, I mean um
And she got 'em for sale, oh yeah
Hot tamales and they're red hot

Oh, she got 'em for sale, yeah, yeah
Hot tamales and they're red hot
Oh, she got 'em for sale
I'm gonna upset your backbone, put your kidneys to sleep

I'll due to break 'way your liver and dare your heart to beat 'bout my, hey
Hot tamales and they're red hot
Well, she got 'em for sale, I mean yeah
And she got 'em for sale, oh yeah


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"They're Red Hot" as written by Robert Johnson

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    General Commentthis is a cover. the original is by robert johnson, a bluesman from the 30s who invented slide guitar. he is awesome, and has also been covered by eric clapton, the rolling stones and led zeppelin
    kingmikekingon June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, but it's still funky fresh.
    QuadriplegicCaton April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks. upbeat ending for one of the greatest albums on earth.
    redhedrockeron April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStupid knoksville fool, how could a one and a half minute song on a record that plays over 70 minutes be filler? And anyways, it's fucking great.
    moe2000on May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile I like this song, I think it was out of place at the end of the album, I think it would have been better for it to fade out with 'Sir Psycho Sexy'.
    quiffpornon November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like these lyrics, their so confusing its awsome!
    I havent heard it tho :s
    .nevermindon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was actually recorded in the garden outside the studio where RHCP recorded the whole album, with john and flea on acoustics and chad playing with his hands. if u listen at the end you can actually hear cars driving by and insects chirping etc. nice end to this fantastic album :)
    whitestraton November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat was studio-like house with a huge garden. They made it at once! That's amazing! They played it so fast.. :) Original is 2', but they made it in 1 minute :)

    Well.. magiK times..

    Title is obvious: Red Hot Chili Peppers are red hot and they just had to cover it! ;) But I think that was random decision to put it on BSSM. Anyway, I read several articles about making BSSM, they had lots of fun. This song is kinda mirror: fresh, funky, funny!

    What does this song mean to me? FUN! It makes me feel good.
    ChiliChildon December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! great ending to the album, although fading out with Sir Psycho Sexy would have been awesome too. I love the song, and still can't figure out how Anthony talked quite that fast: fastest I've ever heard in any song. I can sing the whole thing, except the "I'll due to break 'way your liver and dare your heart to beat 'bout my" part.
    Xolomon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! great ending to the album, although fading out with Sir Psycho Sexy would have been awesome too. I love the song, and still can't figure out how Anthony talked quite that fast: fastest I've ever heard in any song. I can sing the whole thing, except the "I'll due to break 'way your liver and dare your heart to beat 'bout my" part.
    Xolomon December 30, 2004   Link

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