Dr. John’s “Big Shot” Swagger

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Show me a song / songwriter with more authentic swagger and you’ll win the grand prize. Here’s the catch: it’s impossible. See the lyrics below and answer us some questions (with nods to Carles).

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Dr. John @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 2/27/2011 || Photo by Jimmy Grotting

DR. JOHN – “Big Shot” LYRICS

I know you’re holding, but I hold it down
Don’t over sell it, you can hang around
Never been, done like I came
Ain’tnever gonna be done again
Ain’t stuck up, don’t put on the way
Bust some kush, I never split the ash
It never was, never gonna be
Another big shot like me
I’m the big shot, landing the cut
For you to see,

Let me and you, go awesome ways, yeah
I do your thang in my own kinda style
If I don’t kill you I’m shoot to kill ya
Got the remedy that’s sure to heal ya
It never was, never gonna be
Another big shot like me
I’m the big shot, landing the cut
For you to see,

You don’t … second line, …
Stach you up like you up make you smile
… don’t leave home, …
Send you …priest,
… gold diggers running …that’s my
Hit you out, holding a …I miss ya
So hang you off, shut them off that’s right
…when I say goodbye
… and for you would care
I can rough and tough it if you like it bad

It never was, never gonna be
Another big shot like me
It never was, never gonna be
Another big shot like me
It never was, never gonna be
Another big shot like me
I’m the big shot, landing the cut for you
To see.