Knocking on Your Door

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Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter, notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. Reed was a major player in the field of electric blues, as opposed to the more acoustic-based sound of many of his contemporaries. His lazy, slack-jawed singing, piercing harmonica and hypnotic guitar patterns were one of the blues' most easily identifiable sounds in the 1950s and 1960s, and had a significant impact on many rock and roll artists who followed, such as Elvis Presley, Billy Gibbons and the Rolling Stones. more »


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I'm a-knockin' at your door, baby, wonderin' why I can't get in?
I'm knockin' at your door, baby, wonderin' why I can't get in?
I been knockin' at your door, baby, ever since I don't know when

Well, I ain't gonna leave, baby, I'm gonna knock, you have no doubt
Well, I ain't gonna leave, baby, honey, don't you have no doubt
Honey if, Jimmy Reed, can't get in, ain't nobody comin' out

The door's unlocked, the chains are down
Real quiet inside, can't hear a sound
If you asleep, everybody would know
You wake up er'ybody, by the way you snore
I know you're listenin', ev'ry word I say
If I can't get in, ain't nobody goin' away

I've been knockin' on the door, baby
Honey, how come I can't get in?
I've been knockin' on your door, baby
Ever since I don't know when

I hear ya man!

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