song "I hear you knockin'" (Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King)

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  • BMI work number: 628590
  • Songwriter/Composer: Dave Bartholomew (CAE/IPI #54051215), Pearl King (CAE/IPI #16238404)
  • Publishers: EMI Unart Catalog Inc (CAE/IPI #223437591)

The song is an old New Orleans standard, recorded by such artists as Big Joe Turner, Smiley Lewis, Dave Edmunds (he had a GB no. 1 hit with it in 1971), Jerry Lee Lewis, Canned Heat, Pee Wee King and the Golden West Cowboys, Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bruce Springsteen (available on bootleg only), Bryan Adams, Clifton Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie and, of course, Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

"I hear you knockin'" was a BMI award winning song.

Versions

1971 Dave Edmunds ()
1991 Screamin' Jay Hawkins () studio
Production: Robert Duffey
Musicians: Screamin' Jay Hawkins (vocals, piano)
1991 Screamin' Jay Hawkins CD BLACK MUSIC FOR WHITE PEOPLE US: Bizarre
Leon Berry ()
DJ Fontana Band ()
Fats Domino ()
Fabulous Thudnerbirds ()
Roland Hanna ()
Smiley Lewis ()
Orion ()
Quicksilver Messenger Service ()
Rockin' Dopise and the Cajun Twisters ()
Gale Storm ()
Big Joe Turner ()

Lyrics

1991 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
 
You went away and left me long time ago
And now you come back knockin' on my door
 
I hear you knockin'
But you can't come in
(I hear you knockin' but you can't come in)
I hear you knockin'
Go back where you've been
 
I beg you not to go but you say goodbye
And now you come back telling me all your lies
 
I hear you knockin'
But you can't come in
(I hear you knockin' but you can't come in)
I hear you knockin'
Go back where you've been
 
Ahhh, I told you way back in 82
I never would mess around with you
 
I hear you knockin'
But you can't come in
(I hear you knockin' but you can't come in)
I hear you knockin'
Go back where you've been
 
[saxophone solo]
 
You better go back to your use-to-be
Cause your [...] good to me
 
I hear you knockin'
But you can't come in
(I hear you knockin' but you can't come in)
I hear you knockin'
Go back where you've been
 
You know I don't please you but you say I do
I hear you knockin', that's your move
 
I hear you knockin'
But you can't come in
(I hear you knockin' but you can't come in)
I hear you knockin'
Go back where you've been
 
I wonder what's the matter, what's wrong with you
I'll never never let you do the things you do
 
I hear you knockin'
But you can't come in
(I hear you knockin' but you can't come in)
I hear you knockin'
Go back where you've been
 
Don't let the door hit you
When you come in