Minnie the Moocher Lyrics

Cab Calloway


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Clarence Gaskill, Cab Calloway, Irving Mills
album: Track 8 in album Cab Calloway
release date: 2002
popularity : 838 users have visited this page.
length: 3:15
composer: Irving Mills, Cab Calloway
lyricist: Cab Calloway, Irving Mills

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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.

Ho-dee ho-dee ho
Ho-dee ho-dee ho
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi
Hey-dee hey
Hey-dee hey
Whoah
Whoah

She messed around with a bloke named Smokey.
She loved him though was cokie,
he took her down to Chinatown
and he showed her how to kick the gong around.

Hey-dee hey-dee hey
Hey-dee hey-dee hey
Oy yoi yoi yoi yoi yoi
Oy yoi yoi yoi yoi yoi
Ay yi yi yi yi yi-oh
Ay yi yi yi yi yi-oh
Whoah
Whoah

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 the platinum wheel.

Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi
Hey-dee hey-dee hey-dee hey-dee hey
Hey-dee hey-dee hey-dee hey-dee hey

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
Hi-dee hi-dee hi
Whoah
Whoah

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