Song Lyric Sunday – The Same Thing

This week Song Lyric Sunday host, Jim Adams, has prompted us with ‘Same and Different’ I decided to go with ‘The Same Thing’ performed here by the Allman Brothers because I really like their version of the song. I hope you enjoy it.

The song was written by Willie Dixon in 1964. He was a Chicago blues artist, perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his work has been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Walter. Later, some of his songs were popularized by rock groups, such as the Rolling Stones, Cream, The Band, Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin. Musicians in several genres have interpreted Dixon’s songs.

Song list and bio of Willie Dixon courtesy of Wiki

Lyrics

By willie dixon
copyright
 
make a man go crazy, a woman wear her dress so tight
make a man go crazy, a woman wear her dress so tight
must be the same thing make a tom cat fight all night.
make you feel so good when your baby get her evening gown
make you feel so good when your baby get her evening gown
must be the same thing make a preacher lay his bible down.
woah that same thing,
woah that same thing,
tell me who is to blame,
whole world fighting about that same thing.
what makes all these men chase a big leg woman down,
what makes all these men chase a big leg woman down,
must be the same thing make a poor dog a hurtin' hound.
woah that same thing,
woah that same thing,
tell me who is to blame,
whole world fighting about that same thing.
oh that same thing,
woah that same thing,
tell me who is to blame,
whole world fighting about that same thing.

Courtesy of Metrolyrics

  24 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – The Same Thing

  1. July 26, 2020 at 12:28 am

    I’m dancing here at the midnight hour listening to this, Christine. Sounds so good. Double lead guitars and the lead singer’s voice wow.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2020 at 6:48 am

      Thanks Lisa. I love the Allman Brothers. They were very big here in FL and Dickie Betts was a local. ☺️

      • July 26, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        So cool to know about Dickie Betts. Is he the guy singing or the guy on the guitar? Other than the Allmans themselves not sure what the other band members look like. Was that one of the Allmans on keyboards (they never showed a closeup) and I know one of them was gone by this time.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 26, 2020 at 4:48 pm

        Dickie Betts is the great guitarist with cowboy hat. Yes Duane went first so it would have been Gregg still there. I couldn’t quite see either 😕

  2. July 26, 2020 at 12:30 am

    P.S. Thank You, Willie Dixon, for writing so many good songs.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2020 at 6:48 am

      I know … amazing number of great songs ☺️

  3. July 26, 2020 at 12:32 am

    I’ve got the Muddy Waters version of the song coming up tomorrow… Good choice!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2020 at 6:39 am

      What a coincidence John! I didn’t realize how many songs Willie Dixon had written ☺️

      • July 26, 2020 at 11:13 am

        Hundreds, easily, maybe a thousand or more. A lot of them are variations on a theme, I’m sure…

  4. July 26, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Brilliant choice and so distinctive. I do live the Allman Brothers.💜

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2020 at 6:49 am

      Thanks Willow. Me too! ☺️ Hope you’re doing OK.

      • July 26, 2020 at 8:25 am

        Plodding along 😀💜

      • Christine Bolton
        July 26, 2020 at 11:04 am

        Hope all goes well Willow ☺️🤞

      • July 26, 2020 at 11:09 am

        Thank you 💜

  5. July 26, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Oh this sounds GOOD! Great share, Christine! My dad was a Willie Dixon fan and the Allman Brothers truly hit it out of the park! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Thanks Felicia. I’m amazed at how many songs Willie Dixon wrote. Incredible! ☺️ Enjoy your Sunday

  6. July 26, 2020 at 10:04 am

    The Grateful Dead did this song with Pigpen singing. I experienced this in Brazil being driven crazy by the girls who wore these skin tight leather pants and shaking their stuff. Great song Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Lol 🤣 I almost went with the Dead song but like the Allman Bros. I’m glad you liked it

      • July 26, 2020 at 12:31 pm

        It has become the most popular song here today so far.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 26, 2020 at 4:50 pm

        It sure has 🙂

  7. July 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    The Allman Brothers are great & you made a wonderful choice. I love the blues! 🙂

  8. Christine Bolton
    July 26, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Cool Stuff! Thanks Lisa ☺️

  9. July 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    The Allman Brothers were a great jam band. Great choice!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2020 at 12:40 am

      Thanks! Yes they were really good 🙂

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