THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
617-Fats Domino-The Fat Man.
1949-Has never charted.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 1.07 Fats ‘Scats’ the Wah,Wah’s.
This was the debut single from Fats Domino which he co-wrote with long term collaborator Dave Bartholomew.The song finds Domino standing on the corner of Rampart and Canal street in New Orleans,watching the girls go by.He decides to leave because ‘Women and a bad life’ are ‘Carrying this soul away.’
The term ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ had not yet been invented but this song is often cited as one of the first ever Rock ‘N’ Roll records.
‘They call,they call me the fat man ’cause i weigh two hundred pounds,all the girls they love me ’cause i know my way around.’
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