Here’s That Night Driving Song Introducing Mr. C, David Lynch’s Remix Of “American Woman” By Muddy Magnolias

There was hardly any music in the 3rd season premiere of Twin Peaks and the lack of Angelo Badalamenti‘s jazz shuffle in certain scenes felt awkward to say the least. Maybe that’s why many of us were blown out of our seats when, about 20 minutes into Part 1, this raw song kicks in to introduce someone we’ve last seen laughing maniacally in front of a mirror.

In an abrupt cut from Lucy Moran Brennan to the passenger’s view from a car driving through the woods at night, a stomping beat with slowed-down vocals on top is the perfect setup for the revelation of Mr. C, Dale Cooper’s long-haired and havoc-raising doppelgänger. This guy is clearly not someone to mess with.

I know my worth and who I am
Mister if you’re hard up, I can spare a few grand
Hell will freeze over and I’ll be damned
‘Fore I take orders from any ol’ man

The track we’re hearing in that scene is an unreleased David Lynch remix of “American Woman” by the Nashville-based Muddy Magnolias. The originally dubbed ‘Piney Woods Remix’ will be included on the upcoming Twin Peaks soundtrack, but for now, YouTube user OrphanDoritos did us a great service by slowing down the original and basically recreating a full-length version of the remix.

UPDATE: Here is David Lynch’s official remix as included on the Twin Peaks 2017 soundtrack, followed by several fan remakes and the original song. The new season includes plenty more slowed-down music including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and David Lynch’s own songs.

Muddy Magnolias – American Woman (David Lynch Remix)

Muddy Magnolias – American Woman (Slowed Down David Lynch Style)

Muddy Magnolias – American Woman (Lynch-Type Mix)

Muddy Magnolias – American Woman (David Lynch Remix) by Philippe Heritier

Here’s the 2015 original at normal speed.

Muddy Magnolias – American Woman (Lyrics)

Bring the bacon and I’ll put it in the pan
Got my own, baby, life is grand
Every move I make is just a part of my plan
And I do it just because you said I can’t

Do I look like
The step-and-fetch type?
I’m a whole lotta grown-ass American woman
Do I look like
The walk-all-over-me type?
I’m a whole lotta strong-ass American woman

I know my worth and who I am
Mister if you’re hard up, I can spare a few grand
Hell will freeze over and I’ll be damned
‘Fore I take orders from any ol’ man

Do I look like
The step-and-fetch type?
I’m a whole lotta grown-ass American woman
Do I look like
The walk-all-over-me type?
I’m a whole lotta strong-ass American woman

I’m a whole lotta, show stopper
Mississippi, New York City, you better treat me proper
I’m a whole lotta, you gotta
Recognize a real-ass woman, if you can’t, don’t bother

I’m a whole lotta, show stopper
Mississippi, New York City, you better treat me proper
I’m a whole lotta, you gotta
Recognize a real-ass woman, if you can’t, don’t bother

To all my headstrong women
Single mamas with the children
Three jobs and something to prove
Go along and work your way through school

Don’t let ’em put you in a corner
‘Cause it’s a new world order
You’re a star, you’re under strife
Make ’em salute you like a flag on the fourth of July
(Make ’em salute you like a flag on the fourth of July)

I’m a whole lotta, show stopper
Mississippi, New York City, you better treat me proper
I’m a whole lotta, you gotta
Recognize a real-ass woman, if you can’t, don’t bother

I’m a whole lotta, show stopper
Mississippi, New York City, you better treat me proper
I’m a whole lotta, you gotta
Recognize a real-ass woman, if you can’t, don’t bother
I’m a whole lotta grown-ass American woman

Pieter Dom

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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  1. Still loving this introduction to Mr. C. The portion of these lyrics used say so much more about the scene & character than the music itself, which probably has a lot to do with its abstraction. That & just making it sound so damn eerie!

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