Foghat – I Just Want To Make Love To You

. Normally I would not sit around and think to myself… lets listen to some  70’s arena rock! Sometimes though it hits the spot. Foghat knew that genre very well. Slow Ride, Fool For the City, and this one rattled the windows. I always liked “Lonesome Dave” Dave Peverett the singer and guitar player. For me he was Foghat. 

I also always liked their name…Foghat…it just sounds like a cool rock and roll name. Foghat was born out of the blues band Savoy Brown. Dave Peverett, the drummer Roger Earl and the bassist Tony Stevens quit that band and decided to form their own band in 1970. The band wanted to take the sound of Savoy Brown a step further and add a rock edge to its basic boogie blues. The name Foghat was taken from a word that Peverett and his brother, John, had invented in a Scrabble game.

I also looked up the name and it said… Foghat: A euphemism for getting high on marijuana

This song was written by Willie Dixon and first recorded in 1954 by Muddy Waters.  Foghat’s version peaked at #28 in the Billboard 100 and #33 in Canada in 1977. The song was on the live album Foghat Live that peaked at #11 in the Billboard Album Charts. It was their highest charting album.

Our band covered this song and with no lyric sheet in those days…we would just make up words until the chorus. We would not have been radio friendly with our lyrics but it never failed to get people up. This one and Jumpin’ Jack Flash did the trick.

I Just Want To Make Love To You

I don’t want you cook my bread
I don’t want you make my bed
I don’t want your money too
I just want to make love to you

I don’t want you be no slave
I don’t want you work all day
I don’t want you to be sad and blue
I just want to make love to you

I can tell by the way that you baby talk
And I can see by the way that you twitch and walk
I can tell by the way that you treat your man
But I can love you, baby, it’s a crying shame

I don’t want you wash my clothes
I don’t want you keep a home
I don’t want you to be true
I just want to make love to you

I don’t want you be no slave
I don’t want you work all day
I don’t want you to be true
I just want to make love to you

I don’t want you keep a home
I don’t want you wash my clothes
I don’t want you to be true
I just want to make love

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

19 thoughts on “Foghat – I Just Want To Make Love To You”

  1. one that probably is best heard in a bar at night… my brother was a big Foghat fan back then. So too as far as I can remember, was Canada’s first lady back then, Margaret Trudeau. She hung out with the Rolling stones in toronto and with Foghat at times, which seemed like it caused quite a scandal from what I can remember.

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      1. I will say this…when the guys come over to play…although I love power pop to no end…this is the stuff that is the most fun to blast.

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      1. I’d like to check them out more closely. Based on a few tunes I’ve heard from the “Fool for the City”, I think they’re up my alley – though I will say they could have kept “Slow Ride” to 5 rather than 8 minutes, as much as I like that tune!

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  2. Foghat is one of my husband’s favorite bands. Fool For the City is probably my favorite song by them. And yeah, I always liked this one too. My husband turned me onto Hate to See You Go off the Rocknroll Outlaws album. It’s a very cool deep cut.

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