"Minnie the Moocher [The Blues Brothers]" as written by Clarence Gaskill, Irving Mills and Cab Calloway....
Folks, here's a story 'bout Minnie the Moocher
She was a red-hot hoochie-coocher
She was the roughest, toughest frail
But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale

Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
Whoa-a-a-a-ah (whoa-a-a-a-ah)
Hee-dee-hee-dee-hee-dee-hee (hee-dee-hee-dee-hee-dee-hee)
He-e-e-e-e-e-e-y (he-e-e-e-e-e-e-y)

She messed around with a bloke named Smokey
She loved him though was cokey
He took her down to Chinatown
And he showed her how to kick the gong around

Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
Whoa-a-a-a-ah (whoa-a-a-a-ah)
He-e-e-e-e-e-e-y (he-e-e-e-e-e-e-y)
Oh-oh-oh-oh (oh-oh-oh-oh)

She had a dream about the King of Sweden
He gave her things that she was needin'
He gave her a home built of gold and steel
A diamond car with a p-la-ti-num wheel

Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
Ho-dee-ho-dee-ho-dee ho (ho-dee-ho-dee-ho-dee ho)
Skip-de-diddly-skip-de-diddly-diddly-oh (skip-de-diddly-skip-de-diddly-diddly-oh)
Bour'rrigy-bour'rrigy-bour'rrigy-oh (bour'rrigy-bour'rrigy-bour'rrigy-oh)

He gave her his townhouse and his racing horses
Each meal she ate was a dozen courses
She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes
She sat around and counted them all a million times

Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
Whoa-a-a-a-ah (whoa-a-a-a-ah)
He-e-e-e-e-e-e-y (he-e-e-e-e-e-e-y)
Whoa-a-a-a-ah (whoa-a-a-a-ah)

Poor Min, poor Min, poor Min


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"Minnie the Moocher" as written by Clarence Gaskill Cab Calloway

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    Lyric CorrectionI'm guessing there are a few versions of this song, where just the "scat" iterations vary, but for my version this is what it goes like:

    Folks now here's a story 'bout Minnie the Moocher
    She was a red hot hoochie coocher
    She was the roughest, toughest frail
    But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale

    Ho-dee ho-dee ho
    (Ho-dee ho-dee ho)
    Hi-dee hi-dee hi
    (Hi-dee hi-dee hi)
    Hee-dee hee-dee hee
    (Hee-dee hee-dee hee)
    Ho-dee ho-dee ho
    (Ho-dee ho-dee ho)

    She messed around with a bloke named Smokey
    She loved him though was cokie
    He took her down to Chinatown
    And he showed her how to kick the gong around
    (Showed her how to kick the gong around)

    Ho-dee ho
    (Ho-dee ho)
    Hi-dee hi
    (Hi-dee hi hi)
    Wa-dee wee-bo
    (Wa-dee wee-bo)
    Ho-dee ho-dee ho
    (Ho-dee ho-dee ho)

    She had a dream about the King of Sweden
    He gave her things that she was needin'
    He gave her a home built of gold and steel
    A diamond car with the platinum wheel

    Wa-dee whoa-dee wey
    (Wa-dee whoa-dee wey)
    Oh baby
    (Oh baby)
    Wa-dee wa-dee woo
    (Wa-dee wa-dee woo)
    Ho-dee ho
    (Ho-dee ho)

    He gave her his townhouse and his racing horses
    Each meal she ate was a dozen courses
    She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes
    She sat around and counted them all a million times

    Ho-dee ho-dee
    (Ho-dee ho-dee)
    Oh Minnie
    (Oh Minnie)
    Oh-dee wey
    (Oh-dee wey)
    Oh no
    (Oh no)

    Poor Min, poor Min, poor Min
    othatzsokewlon August 18, 2012   Link

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