Hoochie Coochie Man

Song composer(s)

Dixon, Willie

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Muddy Waters (1954)
The Best of Muddy Waters : Muddy Waters (1957)
Muddy Waters At Newport : Muddy Waters (1960)
R & B From The Marquee : Alexis Korner (1962)
Argo - The Blues, Volume 1 - Various Artists (Muddy Waters) (1963)
Saturday's Child : Hoyt Axton (1963)
Long John's Blues : Long John Baldry (1964)
Five Faces Of Manfred Mann : Manfred Mann (1965)
Shadows Of Knight : Gloria (1966)
This Is Tim Hardin : Tim Hardin (1967)
Hoochie Coochie Man : Jimmy Smith (1967)
Live At The Fillmore Auditorium : Chuck Berry (1967)
Wayne Cochran! : Wayne Cochran (1967)
Heavy Heads : Various Artists (Muddy Waters) (1967)
Electric Mud : Muddy Waters (1968)
Steppenwolf : Steppenwolf (1968)
Comin' At You : Junior Wells (1968)
Sail On : Muddy Waters (1969)
I Am The Blues : Willie Dixon (1969)
Buddy & The Juniors : Buddy Guy w/ Junior Wells & Junior Mance (1970)
Sweet Toronto Soundtrack : Various Artists (Chuck Berry) (1970)
Idlewild South : Allman Brothers (1970)
McKinley Morganfield A.K.A. Muddy Waters : Muddy Waters (1971)
Skip Easterling (1971)
Seven Days A Week : New York Dolls (1973)
Motorvatin' : Chuck Berry (1976)
Primal Solos : John Mayall (1977)
Live In Montreux : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells (1978)
Chess Masters : Muddy Waters (1981)
Shades Of Blue : Lou Rawls (1982)
R & B Years : Manfred Mann (1982)
Get Crazy Soundtrack (1983)
Muddy Waters on Chess 1951-1959, Vol. 2 : Muddy Waters (1984)
Folk Blues And All Points In Between : Davey Graham (1985)
We Wanna Boogie : Sonny Burgess & The Pacers (1985)
Breakin' In : Blues Burglars (1986)
R & B Scene, Vol. 2 (1963-1969) : Various Artists (Graham Bond Organisation) (1986)
Collection - Alexis Korner 1961-72 : Alexis Korner (1986)
Anthology : Motorhead (1986)
This Strange Effect : Dave Berry (1986)
After Hours : Pinetop Perkins (1986)
Live At Antone's : James Cotton (1988)
Willie Dixon - Chess Box : Various Artists (Muddy Waters) (1989)
Dreams : Allman Brothers (1989)
Chess Box : Muddy Waters (1990)
Swamps The Word : Clarence Edwards (1991)
Live At Ludlow Garage - 1970 : Allman Brothers (1991)
One More Mile : Muddy Waters (1991)
Best Of John Kay - Tighten Up Your Wig : John Kay (1993)
Tribute To Muddy Waters : Paul Rodgers (1993)
From The Cradle : Eric Clapton (1994)
King Of The Blues : Freddie King (1995)
Live : Aron Burton (1996)
Fillmore East 2/70 : Allman Brothers Band (1997)
Goin' Home - Live In Paris 1970 : Muddy Waters (19??)
Hoochie Coochie Man : Laurel Aitken (19??)

Performance History

Performed by the Dead only during a soundcheck on 2nd July 1995.

Performed by Pigpen and Peter Albin at the Tangent in Palo Alto on an unspecified date in 1964.


Sometimes occurs as I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man which could be the correct title. The spelling varies on some recordings.

Written by Dixon in 1954 with Muddy Waters in mind. Part of the song is derived from Muddy Water's Rolling Stone.

The lyrics for the version performed by Pigpen and Peter Albin are as follows;

Gypsy woman told my mother, 'fore I was born
Got a boy-child coming, be a son of a gun
All the pretty women, jump and shout
Then the world gonna know, what it's all about

And I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
Well I'm your hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

Got a black cat bone, got a mojo hand
Got a John the Conquer root, gonna mess with you
Now all the pretty women, lead me by my hand
Then the world gonna know, I'm your hoochie coochie man


On the seventh day, on the seventh week
On the seventh month, seventh doctor say
I was born for good luck, born of the seventh son
Now all I want to do, is get myself [a gun]


Got a axe handle pistol, got a three dollar [?]
[?] tombstone bullet, and a ball and chain
And smoking TNT, drinking dynamite
I don't want [?], [?] gotta fight