‘Who Do You Love?’


I walked 47 miles of barbed wire/Used a cobra snake for a neck tie/Got a brand new house on the roadside/And it’s made out of rattlesnake hide/I got a brand new chimney put on top/Made out of human skulls/Come on take a little walk with me, baby/Tell me, who do you love?

Bo Diddley made “Who Do You Love?” in 1956, and many acts since then have tried to record the badass definitive version of the song. Everyone from Ronnie Hawkins (backed by the Band), to John Hammond (also back by the Band), to the Doors, to George Thorogood.

It’s a tough song to do right. You have to have a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind, you can’t mind dyin’. You have to be a romantic.

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