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BO Diddley shirts !

a shirt dedicated to the man who understood rock and roll greater than any

" Bo Diddley wrote "Who Do You Love" in 1956 The idea came to him in Kansas City, where he heard a group of children trying to out-brag one another using a particular rhythm. "It was like an African chant, and I wanted words that would suit it", Bo Diddley recalled. Inspired by Muddy Waters 1954 hit "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", he wanted to outdo songwriter Willie Dixon's lyrical swagger:

I'm telling this chick ... how bad I am, so she can go tell the cat she's hanging with, "this dude is something else." That's what it kinda meant, cat ridin' rattlesnakes and kissin' boa constrictors and stuff.

He explained that the first line, "I got forty-seven miles of barbed wire", came to him quickly, "but I couldn't get a rhyme for it. I thought of car tires and mule trains, and I couldn't get anything to fit. Then one day I said 'use a cobra snake,' and my drummer, Clifton James, added 'for a necktie'" "

(standard fitting gilden shirts)

** THESE ARE HAND PRINTED SHIRTS ! THEY MIGHT DIFFER SOME FROM PICTURES, THEY MIGHT HAVE A SMALL INK SPOT SOMEWHERE, KEEP IN MIND WHEN ORDERING ! **

$15.00 USD

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