I don't want you, cook my bread,
I don't want you, make my bed,
I don't want your money too,
I just wanna make love to you.

I don't want you, be no slave,
I don't want you, work all day,
I don't want you to be sad and blue,
I just wanna make love to you.

I can tell by the way that you baby talk,
I can see by the way that you switch and walk,
I can tell by the way that you treat your man,
But I could love you baby, it's a cryin' shame.

I don't want you, wash my clothes,
I don't want you, keep a home,
I don't want you to be true,
I just wanna make love to you.

I don't want you, be no slave,
I don't want you, work all day,
I don't want you to be true,
I just wanna make love to you.

I don't want you, keep a home,
I don't want you, wash my clothes,
I don't want you to be true,
I just wanna make love...


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I Just Want To Make Love To You (Muddy Waters cover) song meanings
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    General Commentlol im the first to comment this....woo hoo!!

    lol yeah this song is all about wanting to have sex his girlfreind.....if that wasnt obvios, and not wanting her to do anything else for him.
    the_clairvoyanton January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLets face it. Foghat really only had one song, and it was beautiful.
    orangetomorrowon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great second greatest hit of Fogahat's. It's one other great ones like Slow Ride.

    I recommend the live version of this song. It's exciting.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can also play the guitar solo to this.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat are you talking about? Foghat made several great songs. That's like saying that stairway was Zeppelins only good song. Foghat is just one of those band who you can smoke out to. I will agree that the live album they put out was awesome. I've got it on vinyl.
    metalhead420on November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnever heard their live tracks ill have to check that out. great song. foghat was for sure another British phenomenon
    deadrevivalon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cover of the original by Muddy Waters, so it's not actually their song, orangetomorrow.
    Plectrumon February 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song was written by Willie Dixon. Muddy recorded it (with Willie- of course- and Little Walter blowing a down n dirty harp), then Etta James made it a little more famous. Foghat took a little from Muddy -especially the feel- a little from Etta and rocked it up. They did the song justice.

    The lyrics are a bit messed up here. They're messed up in the same way all over the net. I've corrected lyrics (but not these) a few times on this site and they always get reset, so screw it. You want to know them, just listen to Muddy.
    BurningOldSageon June 25, 2021   Link
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    General CommentOh- Foghat (which featured former Savoy Brown members; if you're not familiar with Savoy Brown and you like Foghat- or even if you don't- look 'em up, in ALL they're various incarnations) gave us "Fool for the City" and "Slow Ride" aside from their great cover of this song, and both those were actually written by them. They also did a great cover of Willie's song "My Babe". They had a good dose of soul for a bunch of white boys. ;) RIP Lonesome Dave.
    BurningOldSageon June 25, 2021   Link

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