Minnie the Moocher
by Cab Calloway & Irving Mills
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 de hi de hi de hi
Ho de ho de ho de ho
Hee de hee de hee de hee
Ho oo waooo waoooo
She messed around with a bloke named Smokey;
She loved him though he was kokey.
He took her down to Chinatown and showed her
how to kick the gong around.
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 puh-latinum wheels.
Skeedle-a-booka-diki biki skeedly beeka gookity woop!
He gave her his town house and his racing horses;
each meal she ate was a dozen courses.
She had a million dollars in nickels and dimes;
she sat around and counted it all, a million times.
Poor Min! Poor Min! Poo-oor Min