Ain't That Just Like a Woman (They'll Do It Every Time)

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"Ain't That Just Like a Woman (They'll Do It Every Time)" is a 1946 song by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five. The song went to number one on the R&B Jukebox chart for two weeks and peaked at number seventeen on the pop chart.[1] The lyrics are credited to Claude Demetrius and Fleecie Moore. The latter was his wife and Jordan himself may have in fact been the co-writer.[citation needed]

The song lists women in history who have tormented men. Looking over this pattern, it recounts that this is typical behaviour, and warns men to watch out. The women mentioned are Eve, Lot's wife, Delilah and Marie Antoinette. One verse refers to Roman emperor Nero in the same vein as the women.[citation needed]

The opening riff[2] reappears as the guitar intro in numerous songs, most notably Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and The Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun".[citation needed]


  • In 1961, Fats Domino released it on his album I Miss You So, and also as a double sided single. The single went to #33 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3]
  • B.B. King did a version of the song on his Louis Jordan tribute album Let the Good Times Roll released in 1999.
  • Ronnie Hawkins did a version which appears on a 1982 unauthorized Alice Cooper live album called "Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969, Volume IV" Re-issued by various people over 25 times under different titles such as Science Fiction (1991) or Freak Out or Ladies Man (1987), among other names. All but two of the cuts are The Alice Cooper Group performing at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival on September 13, 1969.[4]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 309. 
  2. ^ Carl Hogan plays.
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 - Fats Domino". Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Alice Cooper - Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival 1969, Volume IV". Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
Preceded by
"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Billboard Most-Played Juke Box Race Records number-one single
November 23, 1946
Succeeded by
"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five