Rory Gallagher - Bullfrog Blues
The song was made by William Harris, an American country blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He recorded sixteen songs between 1927 and 1928, of which fourteen were released on record.
Rory Gallagher recorded the song in “Live in Europe” (1972) that was his third album. It was a series of live recordings made by Gallagher during his European tour. Unusual for a live album it contains only two previously released songs (“Laundromat” and “In Your Town”).
All the other songs are either new Gallagher songs or Gallagher’s interpretation of traditional blues songs and one of them is “Bullfrog Blues”.
Well did you ever Well did you ever Well did you ever
Well did you ever Wake up with Them Bullfrogs on your mind? Well did you ever wake up With them Bullfrogs on your mind? You had to sit there laughing Laughing just to keep from crying
My mother got 'em My father got 'em My sister got 'em My brother got I woke up this morning, my grandmother had them too Don't you know about that, I got the Bullfrog blues Bullfrog
Called up my doctor, was not feeling so well Well I called up my doctor, was not feelin' so well He looked inside his bag and said 'Well' "Well"
You don't need no doctor, you don't need no pill You don't need no doctor, you don't need no pill And take my advice, it'll surly cure your ills
Head on down to New Orleans The prettiest place you've eve seen Head on down to the river bed That's where the music never ends Open your ears, don't you feel good Get yourself one helluva shot of rhythm 'n' blues
Go on down to New Orleans The greatest place you've ever been Get on down to the river bed Dig the music of the Cajun bands Honky tonk piano, make you feel good Open your ears to rhythm 'n' blues
Well did you ever wake up With them bullfrogs on your mind" Well did you ever wake up With them Bullfrogs on your mind? You had to sit there laughin' Laughin' just to keep from crying.
Well did you ever wake up With them Bullfrogs on your mind? Well did you ever wake up With that one woman on your mind? You had to sit there laughin' Laughin' just to keep from cryin'
Songwriters: Frank Lenord Cook / Robert Jr. Hite / Samuel Lawrence Taylor / Henry Vestine / Alan Wilson
Bullfrog Blues lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management