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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
528 Minnie The Moocher Roy Fox ahb Cab Calloway / Irving Mills Clarence Gaskill w/m `32 London February 22, 1932 GB-4013-3 Dec F-2834 Dec M-1085 As above. AB with Lew Stone and Bill Harty
Minnie The Moocher

Minnie The Moocher

(Cab Calloway / Irving Mills / Clarence Gaskill)


Roy Fox and his Band


Now here's the story of Minnie the Moocher
She was a low down hoochie-koocher
She was the roughest, toughest frail
but Minnie had a heart as big as a whale

Minnie had a heart as big as a whale
Deh Dethen deh deeah. Deh Dethen deh deeah
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Minnie had a heart as big as a whale
Minnie had a heart as big as a whale

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

Showed her how to kick that gong around
Poor Smoky Joe. Poor Smoky Joe
EEnie, Minie Mo. EEnie, Minie Mo
Showed her how to kick the gong around
Showed her how to kick the gong around

Now Min and Smokie, they started a fire
They got a free ride in a black maria
She gave him the money to pay her bail
But he left her flat in the county jail

Left her flat in the county jail
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But he left her flat in the county jail
Left her flat in the county jail

Now they took her where they put the crazies
Now poor old Minnie's kicking up daisies
You've heard my story this is my song
She was just a good gal, but they done her wrong

Was just a good gal, but they done her wrong
Sweeping Ginnies. Sweeping Ginnies
Poor Minnie. Poor Minnie
Was a good gal, but they done her wrong
Was a good gal, but they done her wrong
Augh Minnie