Oh, yeah, ooh, yeah

Everythin', everything', everything's gonna be alright this mornin'
Ooh yeah, whoa
Now when I was a young boy, at the age of five
My mother said I was, gonna be the greatest man alive
But now I'm a man, way past 21
Want you to believe me baby,
I had lot's of fun

I'm a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No be , O child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full grown man
I'm a man
I'm a natural born lovers man
I'm a man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man
I'm a hoochie coochie man

Sittin' on the outside, just me and my mate
You know I'm made to move you honey,
Come up two hours late
Wasn't that a man
I spell mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man
No be , O child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
I'm a man
I'm a full grown man
Man
I'm a natural born lovers man
Man
I'm a rolllin' stone
Man-child
I'm a hoochie coochie man

The line I shoot will never miss
When I make love to a woman,
She can't resist
I think I go down,
To old Kansas Stew
I'm gonna bring back my second cousin,
That little Johnny Cocheroo
All you little girls,
Sittin' out at that line
I can make love to you woman,
In five minutes time
Ain't that a man
I spell mm, a child, and
That represents man
No be, oh child, Y1
That mean mannish boy
Man
I'm a full grown man
Man
I'm a natural born lovers man
Man
I'm a rollin' stone
I'm a man-child
I'm a hoochie coochie man
Well, well, well, well
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Don't hurt me, don't hurt me child
Don't hurt me, don't hurt, don't hurt me child
Well, well, well, well

Yeah



Lyrics submitted by turtonhot

"Mannish Boy" as written by Ellas Mcdaniel Mckinley Morganfield

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    General Comment:Losing your virginity!
    bkat004on September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:what a great riff
    Ruton February 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Yeah I'm a man is from Bo Diddley
    Ruton June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Does anybody else think this is missing a few lyrics. In the version I have he talks about going to get his cousin. "That little John de Cock-a-roo!" and "I make love to ya woman, In five minutes time. AIN'T THAT A MAN!"
    voltafan101on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Voltafan, the other lyrics are listed as 'Hoochie Coochie Man' but then the blues is all about improvisation. I guess somebody of this talent would never play a song identically the same twice.
    Mojo Workingon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:This song is absolutely riveting, especially the version on "The Last Waltz"....... Amazing
    ikefoxon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Is'nt it a parody of Bo Diddley's"I'm a man" ?
    Celyon November 18, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:Mannish Boy is all about a young man becoming a great "full grown" man. "Full grown" , of course, refers to his man-sized "mate" (male organ) which is made to move a woman for two hours or more ("come up two hours late").
    That little Johnny Cocheroo is a mandrake root (also phallic) used to put a spell on his women before he "moves" her.
    Most blues lyrics are references to sex, sexual organs and sexual acts.
    tbonepon April 01, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:The L'il John is refering to a root that is ground up and mixed with alcohol and black tea.The spelling is dicey because it comes from way back in the voodoo religion.Direct spelling is ;L'il -John- with -the cock-a- root.L'il John is homemade whiskey"moonshine". Try some sometime....sitting down.
    bpcn10econ April 20, 2014   Link

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