Hoochie Coochie King Snake

Willie Dixon / John Lee Hooker [as performed by the Canettes]

[guitar/bass scale]

Gypsy woman told my mother before I was born
You got a boy child coming, gonna be a son of a gun
He's gonna make pretty women jump and shout
The world will want to know what it's all about

You know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
I'm your hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

[guitar/bass scale]

I've got a black cat bone, I've got a mojo too
I've got a John-the-Conquerer root, I'm gonna mess with
I'm gonna make all you pretty women lead me by the hand
The world has got to know that I'm your hoochie coochie man

You know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
I'm your hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

[12-bar harmonica solo]
[12-bar piano solo]
[24-bar guitar solo]
[24-bar Sam & harp duet - quiet]
[quiet - band intros]

I'm a crawling king snake and I rule my den
I'm a crawling king snake and I rule my den
I want you to stay away from my mate
I'm just trying to keep ahead

You know I caught you crawling baby when the grass was very high
I'm gonna keep on crawling until the day I die
Yes, I'm a crawling king snake and I rule my den
I want you to give me what I want and I'll come crawling again

[24-bar Django solo]
[guitar/bass scale]

On the seventh hour of the seventh day
Of the seventh month, the seventh doctor say
He was born for good luck and that you'll see
I've got seven hundred dollars, don't you mess with me

Because I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
I'm your hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

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