"Witch Doctor" as written by and Ross Bagdasarian....
Hey witch doctor, give us the magic words!
Alright, you go: Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang.

Alright!
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang}
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang.} (repeat x3) .

I told the witch doctor, I was in love with you
I told the witch doctor, I was in love with you
And then the witch doctor, he told me what to do
He told me:

Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang (repeat x2) .

I told the witch doctor, you didn't love me true
I told the witch doctor, you didn't love me nice
And then the witch doctor, he gave me this advice:

Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang (repeat x2) .

You can keep your love from me just like you were a miser,
And I'll admit it wasn't very smart,
But I went out to find my-self a guy that's so much wiser,
And he told me the way to win your heart:

Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, ging, bang

Come on and:
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang
Ooh, eeh, ooh, ah, ah, ting, tang, walla, walla, bing, bang (repeat x2) .


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"Witch Doctor" as written by Ross Bagdasarian

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    My InterpretationThis song is about somebody who loves someone who does not love him back; he seeks advice from a "witch doctor", who gives him a string of gibberish as his answer, which the main character then duly repeats back to his love interest.

    However, the witch doctor is wiser than he seems, knowing that the gibberish will give the person whom he loves a subconscious, placebo-like excuse to lower their defences and come to love him; the fact that he was willing to go to such an extent to get her to fall for him will also help to convince her that he is the person that she wants to be with.

    This also draws similarities with the effects of real witch doctors and alternative medicine, which seem to work either by chance or because the subconscious assumes that the problem should be solved, and so people perceive it as being so — this is how hypnosis works, and is able to create and allay psychological "blocks" which cause people to behave in certain ways, merely because they think they are supposed to.
    ajm3on March 31, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI've Never Been First To Comment On Lyrics Before And I've Never Given Lyrics Before But Obviously There Is No Meaning To This Song Its Just A Fuckin' Funny Video...
    Music-Guy!on July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually about someone who loved someone, but they didn't return the gesture.. So he goes to the witch doctor who gives him the advice "Ooh ooh ee ah ah, ting tang walla walla bing bang" which he repeats to the girl.
    Aelphaison January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe he loved a girl so much that he went nuts.
    Then he took advice from another nutcase.
    Felinaon February 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationDoesn't matter what this song means. It's just straight up hilarious.
    AdrasteiaRoseon June 29, 2011   Link

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