"Little Red Rooster" as written by and Willie Dixon....
I am the little red rooster
Too lazy to crow for day
I am the little red rooster
Too lazy to crow for day

Keep everything in the farm yard
Upset in every way

The dogs begin to bark, hounds begin to howl
The dog begin to bark, hounds begin to howl
Watch out now people
Little red rooster on the prowl

If you're about to see my little red rooster
Please drive him home
If you're about to see my little red rooster
Please drive him home

Ain't had no peace in the farm yard
Since my little red rooster's been gone


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"Little Red Rooster" as written by Willie Dixon

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    General CommentThis was written by Willie Dixon for Howlin Wolf...one of the bluesmen the Stones admired greatly.
    MrLongroveon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDad adores this one..I need to hear it!
    productofthe80son April 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentproductofthe80s, get moving
    and when you get, absorb it
    it is soooooo right
    heyjude55on April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, you are right.Classic blues. The slide guitar sounds great, Mick is pristine..Gold.
    productofthe80son June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Brian Jones played the slide guitar for this song not Mick Taylor. I'm guessing you meant Mick Jagger's singing. This was used on the intro of the movie about Brian Jones called "Stoned".
    RiversideGuitariston July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat tune!! Very suggestive I believe in nature especially round the original time it was written. Always why I loved the stones more than the Beatles...never strayed from their roots and always an R n B/Blues rooted band with sleaze!! Great Wolf/Dixon classic that Stones pay homage to and very well too!!
    jason10983on November 29, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationAnyone who knows anything about music in the early days knows that artists were always using code to get songs past the censor. Rock'n'roll actually means sex! "If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home". Think about it. Willie Dixon knew what he was writing about and it wasn't about a farmyard bird.
    Thistleheadon November 11, 2015   Link
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    My OpinionFor all the talk about their bloated rock and roll circus (jealously) the Rolling Stones are still the best blues band going. When they go back to basics it becomes apparent that no one can do it better, even in their dotage. That is probably why the old Blues masters accepted them, not purely for business reasons. That is why their new album is something to look forward to and not just another hyped product made by dinosaurs.
    sdz896542on October 12, 2016   Link

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