Blues Lyrics of the Week: Young Fashioned Ways

Here's another Willie Dixon-penned, Muddy Waters-sung classic we've been meaning to present for some time. Between its lyrics, swagger, and the pure talent involved - including Dixon on bass, Little Walter on harmonica, Otis Spann on piano, Francis Clay on drums, and Jimmy Rogers on guitar, it's pretty hard not to like this one, which captures the essence of the great Muddy Waters almost as well as any other.  

"I may be getting old,
but I got young fashioned ways.
I may be getting old,
but I got young fashioned ways.
But I'm gonna' love a good woman
the rest of my natural days.

If my hair's turning gray,
I know you think the way I feel.
If my hair's turning gray,
I know you think the way I feel.
There may be snow up on the mountain,
but there's fire down under the hill...

A young horse is fast,
but an old horse knows what's going on.
A young horse is fast,
but an old horse knows what's going on.
A young horse may win the race,
but an old horse stays out so long."
- Young Fashioned Ways, Willie Dixon
 

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