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Tune Req: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho

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Subject: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho
From: Beer
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 09:24 AM

Trying to find the artist who sang Hidi Ho. Was it Cab Calloway?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho
From: GUEST,Conan the ex-librarian
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 09:31 AM

Yep.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 09:33 AM

It certainly was

try searching under "Minnie the Moocher" or "Kicking the Gong around" and you may find out more there's at least a couple of midi's out there

possibly

www.classicpinball.com/fun/minnie.htm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho
From: Gary T
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 11:32 AM

As far as I know, "Hidi Hidi Ho" is not a song in itself, but just Cab Calloway's addition to his rendition of "Minnie the Moocher." His version includes his singing the "Hidi hidi ho," etc. after a few verses of "Minnie." With an audience, it's typically done as a call and response, with Cab continuously increasing the speed and complexity of these nonsense syllables to a rapid scat that the audience has no hope of repeating back, as shown in the film "The Blues Brothers."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 11:38 AM

Nailed it Gary.

A favorite story: Groucho Marx had two contestants on his quiz show, You Bet Your Life, both named Heidi and after they George Fenneman introduced them, Groucho asked, "Which one of you is Heidi?" They both said they were Heidi and Groucho responded, "Okay, I'll call you Heidi-Hi and I'll call you Heidi-Ho, and you can call me Cab Calloway."

Spaw


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Subject: Minnie the Moocher vs. Sister Aimee?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Dec 01 - 09:24 PM

Roger of Baltimore posted the lyrics to "Minnie the Moocher" here (click). Is that true, that the song predates Cab Calloway? Seems to me, there's a pretty close relationship between this song and the Ballad of Aimee McPherson. I think Calloway also recorded "Ballad of Aimee," if I recall correctly.

-Joe Offer-
Thread #3648   Message #39401
Posted By: Roger Himler
25-Sep-98 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Moonshine Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: MINNIE THE MOOCHER^^

I think you're looking for Minnie the Moocher Seed. Here are lyrics. Not so drug involved, but, hey, before the 60's it was a verboten subject.

Minnie the Moocher

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
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Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi.... (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi)
Whoa-oh-oho-oh-oh-oho.... (Whoa-oh-oho-oh-oh-oho)
Ee-de-ee-de-ee-de-ee.... (Ee-de-ee-de-ee-de-ee)
Way-hey-ey-ay-ee-ay-ay-ay.... (Way-hey-ey-ay-ee-ay-ay-ay)
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She messed around with a bloke named Smokey
She loved him though he was Coke-y
He took her down to Chinatown
And he showed her how to kick the gong(?) around
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Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi.... (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi)
Whoa-oh-oho-oh-oh-oho.... (Whoa-oh-oho-oh-oh-oho)
Yeah-eah-aa-aheah-ah-ah-ah.... (Yeah-eah-aa-aheah-ah-ah-ah)
Whoa--ioh--ioh--iohh.... (Whoa--ioh--ioh--iohh)
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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 'n steel
A diamond car ... with big pl-atinum wheels
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Hi-de-i-de-i-de-i-de-iii.... (Hi-de-i-de-i-de-i-de-iii)
Oh-de-oh-de-oh-de-oh-de-O-oh.... (Oh-de-oh-de-oh-de-oh-de-O-oh)
Skitleedatleedootidituditooey.... (Skitleedatleedootidituditooey)
A-boo-rrigi-boo-rrigi-boo-rigi-ay.... (A-boo-rrigi-boo-rrigi-boo-rigi-ay)
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He gave her a 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 a million times
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Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-i.... (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-i)
Whoahohohohohohooooooh.... (Whoahohohohohohooooooh)
Whay-hey-heey-heey-hey-a-ay.... (Whay-hey-heey-heey-hey-a-ay)
Whoa-oh - Whoa-oh.... (Whoa-oh - Whoa-oh)
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Poor Minnie Poor Minnie Poor Minnie....

Of course, Cab Calloway was born right here in Baltimore.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho
From: Genie
Date: 22 Dec 01 - 08:10 PM

Spaw,
I thought Heidi Ho was Don's daughter (and sister to his other kids, Tally and Gung).

Genie


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Hi Dee Ho or Maybe Hidi Hidi Ho
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 04:51 PM

here and gone, Calloway is right,however I think Dave Van Ronk did a version of it on the Electra or maybe Folkways label back in the 60's you can check the record at CD-Now .com you probably get better results looking at each Van Ronk seperately, but I know it was in the 60's


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