Story of Bo Diddley

The Animals


writers: Ellas Mcdaniel, Eric Burdon
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genres: Rock Blues

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Now listen here to the story of Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley was born Ellis McDaniels

He moved to Chicago about ninetten-thirty-eight
He practised the guitar every day and sometimes into the night
'Til his papa's hair began to turn white
"You can stay but, uh, that guitar's just got to go"

I think Bob Dylan said that
He began to play the Apollo in Harlem
Good scene there
One day, one night

He said come here son, I'm going to make you a star
The man said uh, shut your mouth son and play the guitar
And you just wait and see
And so did the rest of the Rock 'n Roll scene along with him

And it went like this
In a little old country town one day
Had two guitars and a beat-up saxophone

Ooh la la that rock 'n roll
Ooh la la that rock 'n roll
Then the U.S. music scene, there was big changes made
Such as payola

Take good care of my baby
And so forth
About, uh, one year later
Uh, four young guys with mop haircuts

And I've been workin' like a dog

Way down in the deep south
I want to be your lover baby
And all that jazz
Well we been doin' this number Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley visited this country last year

And to our surprise in walked the man himself, Bo Diddley
And the Dutchess, his gorgeous sister
Now we're doin', uh, we're doin' this number
They're all standin' around diggin' it

Hey Jerome, what do you think of these guys doin' our, our material?
Please show me to the bar

She said ah, I don't know, I only came across here to see the
But Bo Diddley looked up at me and he said, uh
With half-closed eyes and a smile
He said man
Hey Bo Diddley (hey, Bo Diddley)
Oh Bo Diddley (hey, Bo Diddley)
Oh Bo Diddley (hey, Bo Diddley)
Oh Bo Diddley (hey, Bo Diddley)


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