Artist: Dave Edmunds

I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is primarily associated with pub rock and New Wave, and had numerous popular hits in the 1970s and early 1980s, his natural leaning has always been towards 1950s style rock and roll.

I Hear You Knocking

I Hear You Knocking” (sometimes spelled “I Hear You Knockin’“) is a popular rhythm and blues song with emphatic syncopation, written by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King and published in 1955. The original recording was made by Smiley Lewis.  Fats Domino also recorded this song.

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

You better get back to your used-to-be
Cos you’re kinda love aint 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…..

  • Audio from the 1972 album, Rockpile:

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