Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway

"Minnie the Moocher" Amerikalı Jazz şarkıcısı Cab Calloway ve Orkestrası'nın ilk kez 1931 yılında kaydettiği bir jazz şarkısı. "Minnie the Moocher" en çok, "Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi" gibi bir anlamı olmayan doğaçlama sözleriyle ünlü. Performansları sırasında Calloway söylediği her doğaçlama ibareyi seyirciye tekrarlatıyordu. Sonunda Calloway'in sözleri o kadar uzun ve karmaşıklaşıyordu ki seyirciler onu tekrarlama yolundaki başarısız girişimlerine gülmeden edemiyorlardı.

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Şarkı Sözleri

Folks, here´s a story about Minnie the Moocher
She was a red hot hoochie-koocher
She was the roughest, toughest frail
But Minnie had a heart as big as a wha-a-le

Hidee-Hidee-Hidee-hi
Hodee-hodee-hodee-ho
Hee-dee hee-dee hee-dee hee
Hidee-hidee-hidee-ho

She messed around with a bloke named Smoky
She loved him though he was cokey
He took her down to Chinatown
Where he showed her how to kick the gong around

Hidee-Hidee-Hidee-h
Wooooooh
Heedey-hee-dee-hee-dee hee
Hidee-hidee-hidee-ho

She had a dream that the King of Sweden
He gave her things that she was needin'
He built her a house of gold and steel
A diamond car with platinum wheels

Hidee-hidee-hidee-hidee-hidee-hidee-hi
Hodee-hodee-hodee-hodee-hodee-hodee-ho
Scoodley-woo-scoodley-woo-scoodley-woodley-woodley-woo
Zit-dit-dit-dit-dittle-but-dut-duttleoo-skit-dit-skittle-but-dit-zoy

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

Poor Min, Poor Min, Poor Min.