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Big Mama Thornton performs "Hound Dog"

"Hound Dog" is a twelve-bar blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Recorded originally by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton on August 13, 1952, in Los Angeles and released by Peacock Records in late February 1953, "Hound Dog" was Thornton's only hit record, selling over 500,000 copies, spending 14 weeks in the R&B charts, including seven weeks at number one. Thornton's recording of "Hound Dog" is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll", and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in February 2013.

"Hound Dog" has been recorded more than 250 times. The best-known version is the July 1956 recording by Elvis Presley, which is ranked number 19 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time; it is also one of the best-selling singles of all time. Presley's version, which sold about 10 million copies globally, was his best-selling song and "an emblem of the rock 'n' roll revolution". It was simultaneously number one on the US pop, country, and R&B charts in 1956, and it topped the pop chart for 11 weeks — a record that stood for 36 years. Presley's 1956 RCA recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988, and it is listed as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll".

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog Lyrics

 

You ain't nothing but a hound dog

Been snoopin' 'round the door

You ain't nothing but a hound dog

Been snoopin' 'round my door

You can wag your tail

But I ain't gonna feed you no more

You told me you was high-class

But I could see through that

Yes, you told me you was high-class

But I could see through that

And daddy, I know

You ain't no real cool cat

You ain't nothing but a hound dog

Been snoopin' 'round the door

You're just an old hound dog

Been snoopin' 'round my door

You can wag your tail

But I ain't gonna feed you no more, oh play it on Sam, oh!

Aw, listen to that there old hound dog

Oh, play it, it s'all right in here

Oh, listen to that there old hound dog holler

Oh, play it boy, play it

Oh, you make me feel good

Oh, do the mess around right now, yeah

Now wag your tail

Oh, get it now

Oh, get it now, get it, get it, get it

Oh, go, holler boy

You made me feel so blue

You made me weep and moan

You made me feel so blue

Well you made me weep and moan

'Cause you ain't looking for a woman

All you lookin' is for a home

You ain't nothing but a hound dog

Quit snoopin' 'round the door

You ain't nothing but a hound dog

Quit snoopin' 'round my door

You can wag your tail

But I ain't gonna feed you no more, oh!


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