They're Red Hot

Album: King Of The Delta Blues (1935)
  • Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    I got a girl, say she long and tall
    She sleeps in the kitchen with her feets in the hall
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale, I mean
    Yes, she got'em for sale, yeah

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    She got two for a nickel, got four for a dime
    Would sell you more, but they ain't none of mine
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale, I mean
    Yes, she got'em for sale, yes, yeah

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    I got a letter from a girl in the room
    Now she got something good she got to bring home soon, now
    It's hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got em for sale, I mean
    Yes, she got'em for sale, yeah

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got em for sale
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got em for sale (they're too hot boy)
    The billy got back in a bumble bee nest
    Ever since that he can't take his rest, yeah
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes you got'em for sale, I mean
    Yes, she got'em for sale

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Man don't mess around em hot tamales now 'cause they too black bad,
    If you mess around 'em hot tamales
    I'm gonna upset your backbone, put your kidneys to sleep
    I'll due to break away your liver and dare your heart to beat 'bout my
    Hot tamales 'cause they red hot, yes they got em for sale, I mean
    Yes, she got em for sale, yeah

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    You know grandma loves them and grandpa too
    Well I wonder what in the world we children gonna do now
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale, I mean
    Yes she got'em for sale

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Me and my babe bought a V-8 Ford
    Well we wind that thing all on the runnin' board, yes
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale, I mean
    Yes she got'em for sale, yeah

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale (they're too hot boy!)
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes, now she got em for sale
    You know the monkey, now the baboon playin' in the grass
    Well the monkey stuck his finger in that old 'Good Gulf Gas', now
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale, I mean
    Yes she got'em for sale, yeah

    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale
    I got a girl, say she long and tall
    Sleeps in the kitchen with her feets in the hall, yes
    Hot tamales and they're red hot, yes she got'em for sale, I mean
    Yes she got'em for sale, yeah Writer/s: ROBERT JOHNSON
    Publisher: THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Timothy from Lockport, NyActually they found another RJ song in Buddy Holly's guitar case lining.
  • Davíd from Woburn, MaI recently purchased the complete Robert Johnson, and I was really suprised as to how many popular 60s and 70s blues songs were actually written by him. And am I the only one disappointed that this is the only song here by Mr. J?
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InVery weird that the one song that Robert Johnson recorded that was not a blues piece was this hokum song, and that this is the one RJ song listed on SongFacts.
    One would have expected at least ONE of his masterpieces, such as "Come On In My Kitchen," "Cross Road Blues," "Walkin' Blues," "Hell Hound On My Trail," "Preachin' Blues," or "Love In Vain."
  • Chase from Miami, FlRobert Johnson rocks and by the way Mark of Byrdstown, Eric Clapton Can't play like him because each guitarist is unique. Eri Clapton is still awesome though
  • Wayne from Petersburg, VaI totally agree with mark, people dont realize in the covers of his songs who even wrote it. There isnt a person i have heard yet that has put as much emotion into his songs as him.
  • Mark from Byrdstown, TnOn the surface it would seem a song about tamales but like many blues songs its most likely a well hidden reference to sex.Robert Johnson only recorded 29 songs but copycats all down thru the ages ,including Eric Clapton,have been trying to capture that old rough unpolished greatness that Johnson showed on this song and the others.None have even come close.
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