Wednesday, March 17, 2010

21 – Muddy Waters – Mannish boy (1955)

A vigésima primeira musica dessa seleção é a maravilhosa Mannish Boy, composta por Muddy Waters, Bo Didley e Mel London. Foi gravada em Chicago, em 24 de Maio de 1955, pela Chess Records.

Trata-se de uma canção resposta a I’m a Man, de Bo Didley, que por sua vez se inspirou em Hoochie Coochie Man de Muddy Waters e Willie Dixon pra fazer I’m a Man. Na gravação, Jimmy Rogers toca guitarra, Willie Dixon toca baixo e Little Walter toca gaita.

Essa gravação de Waters foi inclusa na lista das 500 maiores canções de todos os tempos da revista Rolling Stone no número 229. Muitos artistas regravaram-na, incluindo Jimmy Hendrix, Paul Butterfield, Hank Williams Jr. e Rolling Stones.

A música está presente no hoje em dia cultuado filme Risky Business, com Tom Cruise e é também tocada por Muddy Waters no famoso filme de Martin Scorcese The Last Waltz, que marca o show de despedida do grupo The Band. A música também está presente no clássico Goodfellas.

A letra:

Ooooooh, yeah, ooh, yeah, Everythin', everythin', everythin's gonna be alright this mornin'
Ooh yeah, whoaw, 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 B, O child, Y, 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 B, O child, Y
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 rollin' 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 mmm, aaa child, nnn
That represents man, No B, O child, Y
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

Segue Muddy Waters com a The Band, no clássico de Martin Scorcese, The Last Waltz, de 1978:



Agora Muddy Waters tocando Mannish Boy com os Rolling Stones:



Paul Butterfield no Cambridge Folk Festival em 1984:



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