Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking

This song is stripped down rock at it’s best. Dave Edmunds released this song in 1970 and it peaked at #4 in the Billboard 100, #1 on the UK charts for 6 weeks and #3 in Canada. It sold over 3 million copies.

Dave had more tracks added to the song but changed his mind and stripped it down and released it.

John Lennon liked the song…he quoted when it was out  “I always liked simple rock. There’s a great one in England now, ‘I Hear You Knocking”.

It was written by  Dave Bartholomew and Earl King and released by Smiley Lewis in 1955 and it went to #2 on the R and B Charts.

I Hear You Knocking

You went away and left me long time ago
Now you’re knocking on my door
I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been
I begged you not to go but you said goodbye
And now you’re telling me all your lies
I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been, oh yeah
You better get back to your used-to-be
‘Cause you’re kinda love ain’t good for me
I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been
I told you way back in Fifty-two
That I would never go with you
I hear you knocking but you can’t come in
I hear you knocking, go back where you been

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

5 thoughts on “Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking”

    1. I don’t know what happened but they go really well together.
      Off Topic…I expect the Who to start tomorrow…I’m going to half them up… we had some company this weekend which delayed me.

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