Wang Dang Doodle

Lyrics: Willie Dixon
Music: Willie Dixon

First sung by Bob Weir with the Grateful Dead in 1983, becoming a first set staple in the 1990s. David Lemieux has recently unearthed a soundcheck version from 23 October 1973 with Jerry Garcia mumbling the chorus but no vocals in the verses.

Tell automatic Slim
To tell razor toting Jim
To tell butcher knife toting Annie
To tell fast-talking Fanny
We're gonna pitch a ball
Down to the union hall
We're gonna romp and stomp till midnight
We're gonna fuss and fight till daylight

Chorus
We're gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long
We're gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long

Tell cedar crawling Red
To tell Abyssinian Ned
To tell old Pistol Pete
To tell everybody he meet
Tonight we need no rest
We gonna really throw a mess
We're gonna kick out all the windows
We're gonna knock down all the doors

[chorus]

Tell Fats and Washboard Sam
That everybody's gonna jam
Tell Shakey and Boxcar Joe
We got sawdust on the floor
Tell Peg and Carol Dine
We gonna have a hell of a time
And when the fish scent fill the air
There'll be snuff juice everywhere

[chorus]
All night long
All night long
All night long
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
      8 Jul 1990 View From The Vault (video/DVD & CD soundtrack)
     14 Jun 1991 View From The Vault II (video/DVD & CD soundtrack)

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs



Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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