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Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo

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HILLI BALLU
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Looby-Loo


Mr Happy 20 Nov 02 - 01:10 PM
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nutty 20 Nov 02 - 01:21 PM
Mr Happy 20 Nov 02 - 01:25 PM
MMario 20 Nov 02 - 01:28 PM
Jeanie 20 Nov 02 - 01:29 PM
Mr Happy 20 Nov 02 - 01:40 PM
Jeanie 20 Nov 02 - 02:42 PM
Joe Offer 20 Nov 02 - 03:01 PM
SINSULL 20 Nov 02 - 07:00 PM
Just Amy 20 Nov 02 - 07:08 PM
Snuffy 20 Nov 02 - 07:59 PM
Declan 21 Nov 02 - 08:36 AM
John MacKenzie 21 Nov 02 - 05:04 PM
SINSULL 21 Nov 02 - 06:59 PM
denise:^) 22 Nov 02 - 04:34 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:10 PM

anyone have the words for this childrens song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:18 PM

Not surprisingly, yes.........although why is a mystery.......

Here we go loop de loop
Here we go loop de lie
Here we go loop de loop
All on a Saturday night

You put your right hand in
You take your right hand out
You give your hand a shake, shake, shake
And turn yourself about

Here we go loop de loop
Here we go loop de lie
Here we go loop de loop
All on a Saturday night

You put your left foot in
You take your left foot out
You give your foot a shake, shake, shake
And turn yourself about

Here we go loop de loop
Here we go loop de lie
Here we go loop de loop
All on a Saturday night

You put your right hip in
You take your right hip out
You give your right hip a shake, shake, shake
And turn yourself about

Here we go loop de loop
Here we go loop de lie
Here we go loop de loop
All on a Saturday night

You put your whole self in
You take your whole self out
You give yourself a shake, shake, shake
And turn yourself about


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: nutty
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:21 PM

Showing your age Mr Happy ........ did you never manage to watch Andy Pandy? Spaw obviously did ....lol


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:25 PM

thankyou spaw- i'll be preforming it tonight- cheers!

ps i cheched the dt first but itwasn't in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: MMario
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:28 PM

hmmm- never heard it with the verses from the Hoky-poky; but guess it could be done that way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Jeanie
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:29 PM

And here we go again, all on a *Wednesday* night, with the melody and a cute little mouse as well:
http://kididdles.com/mouseum/l027.html

Have fun !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 01:40 PM

y'all mean there's more words? different vesions? please post them.

thanks again,

mr h


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Jeanie
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 02:42 PM

OK then, Mr.Happy, to get slightly more erudite and learned about this: the second half of the melody for each verse on the Kididdles version that I posted above seems to use a tune similar to "The Farmer's In His Den", which is not usual in Great Britain. The version of the song as sung and danced by Looby Loo on "Andy Pandy" simply repeats the first half of the Kididdles melody over again, where Looby Loo sings:

You put your *right arm* in,
Put your right arm out,
Shake it a little, a little
And turn yourself about.

(*etc. with various body parts of your choice)

Andy Pandy can do it quite well, but Teddy always gets into a terrible muddle and is told off by the disembodied lady announcer from Surrey with the frightfully nice speaking voice.

Other Andy Pandy songs worth researching are:

Andy goes riding, carefully, carefully,
Ting-a-ling ting-a-ling ting-a-ling ting. (x2)

Also:
"What's in the box ? What's in the box ?
Andy is trying to undo the locks" (the Escapology episode).

Oh, and then there's:
"Marching, marching, marching up and down,
Marching, marching all around the town."

Bye bye, everyone, bye bye

- jeanie (scarred for life from watching 1950s children's TV !)
P.S. Sarah and Hoppity lyrics can be supplied on request, and Torchy the Battery Boy.


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Subject: looby-loo / hilli ballu
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 03:01 PM

This message from Snuffy gives a tune and a little bit of information:

1546 HILLI BALLU
This is the tune commonly sung to the English version of this nursery rhyme. The verses are not significantly different, but the chorus goes:

Here we go Looby-loo,
Here we go Looby-light,
Here we go Looby-loo,
All on a Saturday night.


X: 129
T:Here We Go Looby-Loo
M:6/8
L:1/8
N:filename [HILIBALU
K:F
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FFF A2F|c6|
FFF A2F|G6|
FFF A2F|c6|
cdc BAG|F3-F2||
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F2F A2F|c3-c2C|
F2F A2F|G3-G2C|
FFF AAF|cc4c|
(cd)c (BA)G|F3-F2||

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 07:00 PM

Don't remember the name of the show but there was a ridiculous woman named Miss Nancy with an equally ridiculous magic mirror. The mirror had no glass and she would look through the hole at the camera and wish happy birthday "to David and Mary and oh I see Sarah too!" She also skipped around singing "Here we go loop de loo" leaving some of us wondering just how looped she really was. I was a cynical child.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Just Amy
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 07:08 PM

Her name was Miss Francis and it was Romper Room. You are not old enough Sinsull


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 07:59 PM

Jeanie, you missed

Time to go home
Time to go home
La la la la la la
Time to go home

Time to go home
Time to go home
Andy is waving goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye


WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Declan
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 08:36 AM

I remeber this stuff too. And Bill & Ben the Flower-Pot Men.

And then there was Muffin' the Mule, but we don't really want to go there !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 05:04 PM

I remember a radio comedian named Loopy Lou, who used to finish his act on Workers Playtime with a song along the lines of.

If you want to hear from me again
I'll tell you what to do
Just write your name on a five pound note,
And send to Loopy Lou.
Oh Chilli chilli sauce
Chilli chilli sauce

God I'm so old sometimes.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 06:59 PM

No, Amy. Wrong on both counts. I am old enough and Miss Francis was the saint who ran Ding Dong School. She died just last year and I shed a tear. She taught me how to be unafraid of scissors, glue, glitter and the ensuing messes I created.

Miss Nancy was just an idiot. Although I am sure there are children who fondly remember Romper Room - it came to me in the middle of the night.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: denise:^)
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 04:34 PM

Romper Room was made and broadcast locally, when it was on the air--so it was "Miss _______," depending on where you lived. (And you don't have to be so all-fired old to remember it, either--I was born in '61...)

In the Detroit area, it was Miss Sally, and I was always SO disgusted that she could never see ME in her "magic mirror!" I always sang along on the "Do-Bee" song, and figured she owed me...

BTW, listening to the midi at the kididdles site just brought to my attention that "Looby Loo" is the same melody, basically, as "The Farmer in the Dell." Strange I never noticed before...I've known both songs since I was a preschooler.
--denise:^)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 04:54 PM

Hinkum Booby, Lubin, Looby Loo, Hokey Pokey, - it's had a lot of
titles. See 'Hinkum Booby' in Scarce Songs 2 at
www.erols.com/olsonw for a 19th century Scots version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Do Bee Song
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 11:17 PM

Would ;like lyrics to Romper Room Do Bee Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 09:42 AM

Andy Pandy & Teddy had levitation down to a fine art too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Pandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 12:09 PM

Hokey Koky had a different tune from Looby loo. We sang them both and to us they were different songs.
Looby loo had the same tune (and after v1 the same words) as
Jenny go round the sun
Jenny go round the moon
Jenny go round the chimney pot
On a Sunday afternoon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 12:36 PM

This might be an acceptable place to publish a little bit of introspection, a piece of writing I did in trying to make sense of the strange twists and turns my life has taken:

You may remember Romper Room, hosted by that hostess par excellence, Miss Flora: my first love. At some spot in every show, Miss Flora would talk about two little bees, Do-bee and Don't-Bee. She had pictures of them both, which she kindly shared with us. Do-Bee had good manners and put his toys away and didn't play in traffic and was generally a royal pain in the ass. Don't-Bee had a bad attitude and a cool way of talking (you could tell) and made the traffic stop for him. He was my kind of bee. But Miss Flora wanted me to emulate Do-Bee, and I was infatuated with her - she was in fact my first love - and so I tried my best to be a smarty-pants just like Do-bee, of whom she spoke so approvingly.
    Well, the years went by, and, though neither of us could put our finger on just what it was, something seemed to come between Miss Flora and me. It's not that those magic words, "Romper, Bomper, Stomper, Boo!", didn't still bring me running to the tv set - they did - but little things would sometimes inexplicably get on my nerves: "Why milk and cookies?" I cried out one day in exasperation. "Always milk and cookies! Why not lemonade and little cut-up sandwiches? Why not birthday-cake and juice?" Nobody understood what was wrong, not even me. Miss Flora said nothing, but just turned away, I suppose to hide the pain that must have been in her face.
    And then, one morning she was gone. Well, I had always known that she wasn't going to be there forever, and I told myself I didn't care. But the truth is, it was then I finally turned my back altogether on Do-Bee, rejecting him too forcefully for it to be just a matter of moving on. And I embraced my inner Don't-Bee with the passion of a returned lover. It soon seemed that Don't-Bee and I were one. I used bad manners, I didn't put my toys away, I even stuck my finger in an electric outlet.
    Occasionally, as I wandered back and forth across the street, and as far as the end of the block, I would think I saw Miss Flora, or imagine I heard her voice, and for a moment I would find myself trying to be just like Do-bee again. Then the illusion would pass, and I would be staring at a tipped-over tricycle, or an abandoned teddy-bear, and I would tell myself that it was Don't-bee that had been right all along ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 08:26 PM

good one, meself.

I missed so much cos Dad wouldn't get a TV until the year I turned 14.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 08:36 PM

Thank you. <------- Hmmm - I seem to be back in a Do-Bee phase ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST,Captain Colin
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 08:38 PM

Oh, how I wish I didn't know this, but it was a hit record for Frankie Vaughn back in the stone age.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: alison
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 10:56 PM

The Doo-Bee song

I always do what's right
I never do anything wrong
I'm a romper room doo-bee
A doo-bee all day long


I was on it when I was 4 (Belfast version - with Miss Helen)
I happened to be on the week before Easter so we had little easter chicks - on of whom gave me a peck on the finger.........

I still have a certificate somewhere saying I was there -

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 07:38 AM

I'm afraid we'll have to see that certificate before we can believe you. Of course, everyone claims to have been on Romper Room ... !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 02:26 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST,Mr Mike
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 10:16 PM

Does anyone know who the voice is to Andy pandy and Looby Lou?

We have be racking our brains.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 06:01 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Pandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 06:04 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0UosdoMTmaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 06:07 AM

'.........hes she gorn to sleep, Endy Pendy?'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: clueless don
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 09:11 AM

Just looked at this thread for the first time. Several things come to mind:

The Do-Bee song I remember from Romper Room (Miss Connie, as I recall) started "Start buzz-buzzing, here's your chance. Everybody's doing, the Do-Bee dance. ..." It is probably available somewhere on the web.

The first time I ever heard "here we go loopy loo" was on what at the time was called "Top 40 radio", back in the sixties. It sounded to my ears like "Here we go loop-de-loop". I didn't find out until later that it was a children's song.

Being from the USA side of the pond, I never encountered Andy Pandy. But I seem to remember Andy Panda, who I believe was a cartoon character produced by the same folks who made Woody Woodpecker (Walter Lantz?)

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 09:15 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Omn4Fl0o4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST,whitevixen
Date: 10 Jul 08 - 03:32 PM

Another one from Workers Playtime

Here we go Looby-loo,
Here we go Looby-light,
What doesn't go in the stew
I put in the shepeherds pie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST,Meadowmuskrat
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 03:31 PM

I believe Johnny Thunder had a hit with the record some time in the 60's- He pronounced it Loopty Lou. I saw him perform it once at the long defunct Champagne towers in Lodi NJ. I parked cars there and got in free. Glad I didn't have to pay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 01:29 PM

Who remembers 'loop di love' by Shaggy (I think)?

Amazing words -

I saw you walking down the street
Your hair was hanging down to feet
Your waist was waving like a ship
The way you looked made me sick

Eeeeh - They don't write em like that anymore.

:D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 07:22 AM

here we go loopy loo   here we go loopy light here we go loopy loo all on a saturday night    then you put your right hand in put your right hand out you shake it all about etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 11:11 AM

We used to do

Here we go looby-loo
Here we go looby-light
Here we go looby-loo
Upon a Saturday night --

standing in circle with in & out moves for each line

followed by Hokey-Cokey style puttings in & shakings about

to exact tune linked in 20 Nov 02 post by Joe Offer

at Woodstock School, 2-4 The Drive, Golders Green, London NW11

in 1937 -- {ie BEFORE JIMMY KENNEDY WROTE (or claimed to have done -- see wiki entry!) 'HOKEY COKEY'!}

So how about that then?

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: here we go loopy loo
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Apr 16 - 08:42 AM

I thought it was a Miss Adrienne (at present I can't rememer her surname, but have a vague mental picture of a youngish woman with dark, possibly curly, hair, but not too long - like a schoolteacher) did the Northern Ireland version of "Romper Room", but may be wrong. I think the introduction went:

Romper, Bomper, Stomper, Boo
Tell Me, Tell Me, Tell Me, Do
Magic Mirror, tell me today
Did my friends have fun at play?

After this she would say something like "I can see Johnny, and I can see Mary, and I can see Tommy, and I can see Betty..." (these names are hypothetical but in those pre-hippy days nobody named their kids Moonchild or Starburst, let alone Kylie, Jason, etc).

Isn't it annoying how one can remember trivia from over 50 years ago, but can't remember important things like where I left my car keys a few minutes ago!


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