Minnie the Moocher Lyrics

Cab Calloway


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Cab Calloway, Clarence Gaskill, Irving Mills
album: Track 5 in album Cab Calloway
release date: 2002
popularity : 119 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Vocal/Swing
length: 3:31

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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


Track Listing

  • 1 Gotta Darn Good Reason Now (For Being Good)
  • 2 St Louis Blues
  • 3 Nobody's Sweetheart
  • 4 St James Infirmary
  • 5 Minnie the Moocher
  • 6 You Rascal, You!
  • 7 Jitterbug
  • 8 Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz
  • 9 Jive (Page One of the Hapsters' Dictionary)
  • 10 Margie
  • 11 Emaline
  • 12 The Jumpin' Jive
  • 13 Who's Yehoodi?
  • 14 Hard Times (Topsy Turvy)
  • 15 Bye Bye Blues
  • 16 Hep Cat's Love Song
  • 17 Foo a Little Ballyhoo
  • 18 A Smo-o-Oth One
  • 19 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 20 Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • 21 The Hucklebuck
  • 22 That Old Black Magic