Bo Weevil

Fats Domino

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"Bo Weevil" is a song written by Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino and released as a single by Domino in January 1956, peaking at number 35 on the U. S. pop chart and number 5 on the U. S. R&B chart in February 1956 . It was featured on his 1956 album, Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino. Teresa Brewer released a competing version in January 1956 as well, and her version reached #17 the U. S. pop chart in March 1956. It was the B-side for her single, "A Tear Fell", which reached #2 in the UK and #5 in the U. S. 


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On Saturday night, where I was born, down on the farm
Guitar plinking and we started singing 'til the break of dawn
About twelve o'clock ev'rything gets hot, up steps old Jones
We started clappin' and he started singin' a sweet little country song

Bo Weevil, Bo Weevil, where've you been all day
Your momma's been lookin', hasn't stopped lookin' since you went away
Bo Weevil, Bo Weevil, where did you go and stay
Your momma's been lookin', hasn't stopped lookin' since you went away

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Fats Domino

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Domino is French Creole and Creole was his first language. Domino was delivered at home by his midwife grandmother. Like most families in the Lower Ninth Ward, Domino's family were new arrivals from Vacherie, Louisiana. His father was a well known violinist, and Domino was inspired to play himself. He eventually learned from his uncle, jazz guitarist Harrison Verrett. Fats released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955. Domino also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional R&B ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and sa… more »

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