"Bo Diddley" as written by and Ellas Mcdaniel....
Bo diddley bought his babe a diamond ring,
If that diamond ring don't shine,
He gonna take it to a private eye,
If that private eye can't see
He'd better not take the ring from me

Bo diddley caught a nanny goat,
To make his pretty baby a Sunday coat,
Bo diddley caught a bear cat,
To make his pretty baby a Sunday hat

Mojo come to my house, ya black cat bone,
Take my baby away from home,
Ugly ole mojo, where ya bin,
Up your house, and gone again

Bo diddley, bo diddley have you heard?
My pretty baby said she wasn't for it


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"Bo Diddley" as written by Ellas Mcdaniel

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    General CommentWow, well done, Ocean Soul. Bo Diddley was Ellas McDaniel's stage name.

    Great song. One of the most important rhythms in Rock n' Roll history. That rhythm was stolen and used for "Born to Hand Jive" from Grease, The Who's "Magic Bus," Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away," Springsteen's "She's the One," U2's Desire, and even KT Tunstall's 2005 hit "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." Diddley always wanted (and tried) to reap royalties from it, but never did.
    slugkidon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWritten by Ellas McDaniel in 1955
    Ocean Soulon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the first rock and roll songs, and it's got an infectious beat even today.
    Thunderbolton September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove ittttt.
    stillcountsdistanceon January 19, 2008   Link

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