"Minnie the Moocher (The Hi-De-Ho Song)" 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 CorrectionMissing significant number of verses. Should end like this (after "...a million times" and the "hi de hi" bit after):

    Now Min and Smokie, they started jaggin'
    They got a free ride in a wagon
    She gave him money to pay her bail
    But he left her flat in the county jail

    Whoooa, yeaaaah
    Hey de he de he he
    Whoa Whoa

    Poor Min met old Deacon Lowdown
    He preached to her that she ought to slow down
    But Minnie wiggled her jelly roll
    And Deacon Lowdown yelled, "Lord save my soul!"

    Hi de hi de hi de hi
    Ho de ho de ho de ho
    Skiddley doodley doodly do
    Skiddly diddly day

    They took her where they put the crazies
    Now poor Min's kicking up those daisies
    You've heard my story this is her song
    She was just a good gal, but they done her wrong

    Hi de hi de hi de hi
    Skooby de be do
    He de he de he de he
    Whoa, Whoa Whoa

    Poor Min, Poor Min, Poor Min.
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    MinuteWalton May 01, 2012   Link

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