Sam Cooke - Little Red Rooster Lyrics

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I got a little red rooster,
Too lazy to crow for day
I got a little red rooster,
Too lazy to crow for day
He keeps everything in the barnyard,
Upset in every way

The dogs begin to bark
The hounds begin to howl
The dogs begin to bark now,
The hounds begin to howl
Watch out all you kin folk
My little red rooster's on the prowl

I tell you that he, keeps all the hens
Fighting among themselves
Keeps all the hens
Fighting among themselves
He don't want no hen in the barnyard
Laying eggs for nobody else

Let me tell everybody, now if you see my red rooster
Send him home
Said, if you see my red rooster
Send him home
I had no peace in the barnyard
Since my red rooster's been gone
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
  • 2 Lost and Lookin’
  • 3 Mean Old World
  • 4 Please Don’t Drive Me Away
  • 5 I Lost Everything
  • 6 Get Yourself Another Fool
  • 7 Little Red Rooster
  • 8 Laughin’ and Clownin’
  • 9 Trouble Blues
  • 10 You Gotta Move
  • 11 Fool’s Paradise
  • 12 Shake Rattle and Roll


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Willie Dixon
    album: Track 7 in album Night Beat
    release date: 1963
    popularity : 78 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:54
    composer: Willie Dixon
    lyricist: Willie Dixon
    Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin