Picture of Sam Cooke's LP featuring Little Red Rooster

Little Red Rooster

Jim Morrison and the Doors did it. The Rolling Stones, too. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck. Cuby and the Blizzards. Muddy Waters. Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf and Sam Cooke. Many others, too. Below you will find the lyrics found on azlyrics.com.

This is one of those classics that never seems to be recorded badly. I don't know of any version that is repulsive. Willie Dixon wrote it. Joe Primrose wrote St. James Infirmary.

 

I am the little red rooster, too lazy to crow today
I am the little red rooster, too lazy to crow today
Keep everything in the farmyard
Upset in ev'ry way

The dogs begin to barkin', hounds begin to howl
Dogs begin to barkin', hounds begin to howl
Watch out strange cat people
Little red rooster's on the prowl

If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
If you see my little red rooster, please drive him home
Ain't no peace in the farmyard
Since my little red rooster's been gone

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