“Hoochie Coochie Man” by Muddy Waters

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“Hoochie Coochie Man” is a song written by Willie Dixon and was first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954.

This song is performed at about 108 beats per minute. We’ll be learning it in the key of A.

It’s in 12/8 time, which is like 4/4 time, but with a swing. It still has 4 beats per measure.

The entire verse uses the riff:

The gypsy woman told my mother
before I was born
I got a boy child’s comin’
he’s gonna be a son of a gun
He gonna make pretty women’s
jump and shout
Then the world wanna know
what this all about