Hey M'Darlin'

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"Hey M'Darlin"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Numerous Druids (The Barnaby Jones)"
(RC# 88)
"Hey M'Darlin'"
(RC# 89)
"Hyperspace"
(RC# 90)

"Hey M'Darlin" (Originally titled "I'm Your Man") is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 1991.

Appearances

Background

The song was originally written (under the title "I'm Your Man") in summer of 1991 while Cuomo was living at 2914 Urban Avenue in Los Angeles. The song was brought back in 1997 for two shows as the band Homie, which Cuomo described as a chance to play "goofball", "country" songs. The song was rehearsed and recorded in-studio (likely at Fort Apache Studios in Boston, MA) for a Homie album that never materialized.

When asked about the song at Nerd Night 2 in 2011, Cuomo purportedly expressed an intent to release the original demo eventually.[1] Early-90s demos of the song were leaked onto the riverscuomo.com demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020, and were shortly thereafter sold as single-quantity MP3s when the store launched on November 11. The demos were made available to purchase by all on November 22 as part of the demo compilation Alone V: Before Weezer.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo I'm Your Man / Hey M'Darlin 08 Hey M'Darlin.MP3 Summer 1991 2914 Urban Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 1:54 Yeastmaster Pt. 2
Alone V: Before Weezer
Rivers Cuomo Hey My Darlin' 16 Hey My Darlin'_ I'm gonna sing a.mp3 December 1991 2914 Urban Avenue, Los Angeles, CA(?) 2:55 Rivers's Opera
Alone V: Before Weezer
Rivers Cuomo Hey M'Darlin' September 1997 Boston, MA DA-88 demo.[2]
Homie Hey M'Darlin' 05 Hey M'Darlin'.mp3 November 4, 1997 The Middle East, Cambridge, MA 2:41 Audience bootleg
Homie Hey M'Darlin' 02. Hey M'Darlin'.mp3 November 21, 1997 T.T. the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA 2:47 Audience bootleg
Homie Hey My Darlin' Fall 1997 Boston, MA(?) Homie rehearsal tape[3]
Homie Hey My Darlin' Winter 1997/1998 Fort Apache Studios, Boston, MA(?) Studio recording with Fred Eltringham and Drew Parsons.[4]

Live performances

Audio

Lyrics

Demo

Rivers Cuomo's handwritten lyrics, ca. 1991

Hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man

The little man came and sat down on my knee
Picked his nose and said “What’s up?”
The big man came and sat me down on his knee
Picked my nose and said “Heads up!”

Well, I got no clothes
And I know you ain't got no pantyhose

Hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man

Well, I guess I lost by the coin of the toss
I mean "toss of the coin"
So it's you and me, babe, without any between us
But we got love, oh yeah

I got no Subaru
And neither do you

Hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man

Homie version

Hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man

The little man came and sat down on my knee
Picked his nose and said “What’s up?”
The big man came and sat me down on his knee
Picked my nose and said “Heads up!”

I got no rose
No candy treats
I'll be damned if am a dandy man
My baby got me down on me knees

Singin hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man
Hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man

Well, I guess I lost by the luck of the toss
I mean "toss of the coin"
So it's you and me, babe, without any between us
But we got love, oh yeah

I got no rose
No candy treats
I'll be damned if am a dandy man
My baby got me down on me knees

Singin hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man
Hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man

I got no rose
No candy treats
I'll be damned if am a dandy man
My baby got me down on me knees

Singin hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man
Hey, my darlin’!
You know that I’m your man

You know that I’m your man

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