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 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]



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 309. 
  2. ^ "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