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Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song

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Subject: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Donuel
Date: 12 May 08 - 11:23 AM

I remember only a bit of this funny song about US states
and has eluded me for weeks now.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DELAWARE (Irving Gordon; Perry Como)
From: Peace
Date: 12 May 08 - 11:36 AM

DELAWARE
Written by Irving Gordon
As recorded by Perry Como, 1959.

Oh, what did Delaware, boy? What did Delaware?
What did Delaware, boy? What did Delaware?
She wore a brand New Jersey; she wore a brand New Jersey.
She wore a brand New Jersey; that's what she did wear.

(One! Two! Three! Four!)
Oh, why did Cali-phone-ya? Why did Cali-phone?
Why did Cali-phone-ya? Was she all alone?
She called to say Hawa-ya; she called to say Hawa-ya.
She called to say Hawa-ya; that's why she did call.

(Uno! Dos! Tres! Cuatro!)
Oh, what did Missis-sip, boy? What did Missis-sip?
What did Missis-sip, boy, through her pretty lips?
She sipped a Minne-soda; she sipped a Minne-soda.
She sipped a Minne-soda; that's what she did sip.

(Un! Deux! Trois! Quatre!)
Oh, where has Ore-gone, boy? Where has Ore-gone?
If you want, Alaska; Alaska where she's gone.
She went to pay her Texas; she went to pay her Texas.
She went to pay her Texas; that's where she has gone.

(Eins! Zwei! Drei! Vier!)
Well, how did Wiscon-sin, boy? She stole a New-Brass-Key.
Too bad that Arkan-saw, boy, and so did Tennes-see.
It made poor Flora-die, boy; it made poor Flora-die, you see.
She died in Missouri, boy; she died in Missouri.

Oh, what did Delaware, boy? What did Delaware?
[REPEAT AND FADE]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Peace
Date: 12 May 08 - 11:37 AM

PS, Don. There wqas a thread on this about four years back. (I don't know how to find old threads.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Melissa
Date: 12 May 08 - 11:43 AM

Plucked from an old thread:


Subject: Lyr Add: DELAWARE (I. Gordon; sung by Perry Como)
From: GUEST,Robby - PM
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 03:45 PM

If anyone is interested, here are the lyrics to "Delaware" as performed by Perry Como:

Delaware
Perry Como

Words and Music by Irving Gordon

Delaware
< drum roll >

Oh, what did Della wear boy,
What did Della wear?
What did Della wear boy,
What did Della wear?

She wore a bran' new jersey,
She wore a bran' new jersey,
She wore a bran' new jersey,
That's what she did wear.

One, two, three, four!

Oh, why did Calla 'phone ya,
Why did Calla phone?
Why did Calla 'phone ya,
Was she all alone?
She called to say how ar' ya,
She called to say how ar' ya,
She called to say how ar' ya,
That's why she did call.

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro! ( Spanish )

Oh, what did Mrs sip, boy,
What did Mrs sip?
What did Mrs sip, boy,
Through her pretty lips?
She sipped a mina-soda,
She sipped a mina-soda,
She sipped a mina-soda,
That's what she did sip.

Un, deux, trois, quatre! ( French )

Oh, where as Ore gone, boy,
Where has Ore gone?
If you want, I'll ask 'er,
I'll ask 'er where she's gone
She went to pay her taxes,
She went to pay her taxes,
She went to pay her taxes,
That's where she has gone.

Eins, zwei, drei, vier!   ( German )

Oh, how did Wiscon sin, boy,
She stole a new brass key,
Too bad that Arkan saw, boy,
And so did Tenne see?
It made poor Flora die, boy,
It made poor Flora die, you see,
She died in misery, boy,
She died in misery.

Oh, what did Della wear boy,
What did Della wear?
What did Della wear boy,
What did Della wear?

< whistle out >


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Donuel
Date: 12 May 08 - 12:32 PM

dats it! Thanks

I have one more problem that I hope 6 degrees of seperation between us all can solve.

My second cousin Gene Hackman has retired this month and I would like to tell him about his childhood friend, my father.

The problem is conccact info seems to be selling for $200.

I have never contacted my cousin nor would he know me.

I am concerned that time is now short.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 12 May 08 - 03:54 PM

I think the Perry Como version was based on an older song sung at camps and such. Here is one version.

What Did Delaware, Boys?

Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
I ask you now as a personal friend, what did Delaware?

She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
I tell you now as a personal friend, she wore her New Jersey.

Other verse pairs include:

Oh, what does Iowa? She weighs a Washington.
Oh, what does Idaho? She hoes her Maryland.
Oh, what does Tennessee? She sees what Arkansas.
Oh, where has Oregon? She's gone to Oklahoma.
Oh, what did Massa-chew? She chewed her Connecti-cud.
Oh, how did Flori-die? She died in Missouri.
Oh, how did Wiscon-sin? She stole my New-brass-key.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Cool Beans
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:14 PM

She's gone to Oklahoma? I don't get it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State s
From: open mike
Date: 12 May 08 - 08:42 PM

NO, NO Ida hoes Po-Ta-Toes....
this song definately pre-dates Perry Como
It is an old Camp Song
I don't think it has 50 verses
prolly not alaska or hawaii

although "I'll Ask Ya" and "How are ya"
might fit in there...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 08 - 08:25 AM

There have been so many threads about this song that Joe Offer has closed most of them to discourage too much redundancy. I expect he will close this one before long. If you want to know more, you might as well start here: What Did Delaware, Boys? Although that's one of the closed ones, you can follow links from there to other threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 May 08 - 08:46 AM

Apparently, it evolved from this earlier composition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_and_Mississippi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 16 - 03:09 AM

This is the version we learned in elementary school in CT. back in 1962.   Thank you! Are there anymore versus or is this it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What made Ida hoe boys -funny State song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jun 16 - 03:26 AM

Oh, we have lots and lots of versions posted. I've tried to crosslink all the threads we have on this song up top. I think this thread (click) has the most versions. The thread goes back to 1996, when Mudcat started.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-


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