Little Red Rooster

Lyrics: Willie Dixon
Music: Willie Dixon

I got a little red rooster
Too lazy to crow the day
I got a little red rooster
Too lazy to crow the day
Keeps everything in the barnyard
Upset in every way

Well if you see my lttle red rooster
Please drive him home
Well if you see my lttle red rooster
Please drive him home
Ain't been no peace in the barnyard
Since my little red rooster's been gone

Well all the dogs begin to bark
And all the hounds begin to howl
Well all the dogs begin to bark
And all the hounds begin to howl
Watch out strange kin people
Little red rooster's on the prowl

Hey there, little red rooster (note 1)
You ain't shit to me
You think you're a stud, boy
Well I doubt, I doubt you'll ever be
While you're away, I'm gonna fuck with your henhouse
I'm just being neighborly
Notes
(1) this is an additional verse, sung by Brent Mydland and I presume written by him (Thanks to Sean Allen for pointing this out)

Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
      3 Sep 1980 Download Series Vol 7
     29 Oct 1980 Dead Set
     31 Oct 1980 Dead Ahead (video/DVD)
     30 Nov 1980 Dave's Picks Volume 8
      6 May 1981 Dick's Picks Vol 13
      1 Nov 1985 Dick's Picks Vol 21
     31 Dec 1987 Ticket To New Year's (video/DVD only)
     27 Mar 1988 Download Series Vol 5
      2 Apr 1989 Download Series Vol 9
      7 Jul 1989 Crimson, White and Indigo (DVD & CD)
      9 Oct 1989 Warlocks Box
     18 Mar 1990 Spring 1990 (The Other One)
     30 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
     16 Sep 1990 Dick's Picks Vol 9

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads
 
Other Dead-related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2001 Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead Various (Guy Davis)


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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