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Messin' with The Kid

Messin' with The Kid has not been seen in 632 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1999-10-03.
It was played at 0.1% of live shows.
It has been performed live 2 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Mel London

Vocals: Sugar Blue

Debut: 1997-08-08

Historian: Mark Toscano


"Messin' With the Kid” is a quintessential blues number penned by Mel London in the late ‘50s, and originally showing up on a  Junior Wells single in 1960. Phish has performed this tune with Chicago bluesman Sugar Blue twice, as an encore on 8/8/97 and 10/3/99, the latter performance also featuring Son Seals on guitar. Sugar lent his harmonica and vocals to both performances of the song, a standard that has been covered by everyone from the Blues Brothers to Johnny Winter to the World Saxophone Quartet.



Watch Messin' with The Kid on YouTube "Messin' With the Kid" 8/8/97 Tinley Park, IL


Recommended Versions: 1997-08-08, 1999-10-03

Lyrics:

(London/Wells)
© World International Publishing Co. Inc. (BMI)

What's this a-here goin' all around town
The people they say
They're gonna put the kid down
Oh no, oh look at what you did
You can call it what you want to,
I call it messin' with the kid
You know the kid's no child, and I don't play
I says what I mean and I mean what I say
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah,
Oh look at what you did
You can call it what you want to,
I call it messin' with the kid

You know the kid's no child, and I don't play
I says what I mean and I mean what I say
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah,
Oh look at what you did
You can call it what you want to,
I call it messin' with the kid

We're gonna take the kid's car
And drive around town
Tell everybody you're not puttin' him down
Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah,
Oh look at what you did
You can call it what you want to,
I call it messin' with the kid

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