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Hi Di Ho Man

sung by Cab Calloway
and The Two-Headed Monster (Jerry Nelson/Richard Hunt)
Music by Buster Harding and Jack Palmer
Lyrics by Cab Calloway


Two-Headed Monster: (spoken) Whoa, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Nice uh? Hey Cabby Calloway, Cab Calloway, Hey Cab!

Cab: Say, dudes, you know one thing?

Two-Headed Monster: What?!

Cab: If you're new in the neighborhood, and folks don't know who you are, and you want to make friends.
Here's what you do.

(scat) The Hi De Ho Man, that's me
How'd you like to blow your top?
Dig yourself some fine re bop.

Hi De Hi, He De He
Oh the Hi De Ho Man, that's me.

Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Two-Headed Monster: Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Cab: Hey De Hey De Hey De Hey

Two Headed Monster: Hey De Hey De Hey De Hey

Cab: He De He De He De He

Two-Headed Monster: He De He De He De He

Cab: Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Two-Headed Monster: Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Cab: Now I helped 'em in Harlem
I helped 'em in London
I helped 'em in gay Paree
Yessiree, yessiree
Oh the Hi De Ho Man, that's me.

Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Two-Headed Monster: Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Cab: Shoo biddy doobiddy doobee

Two-Headed Monster: Shoo biddy doobiddy doobee

Cab: A luggudy luggudy bo-ay

Two-Headed Monster: A luggudy luggudy bo-ay

Cab: Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Two-Headed Monster: Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi

Cab: Now ain't you glad?
You dug my jive?
Say, man
Hand me a righteous five.
Hi De Hi, He De He
Oh the Hi De Hi He De He Man, that's me.

Hi De Hi De Hi

Two-Headed Monster: Hi De Hi De Hi

Cab: Ho De Ho De Ho De Ho

Two-Headed Monster: Ho De Ho De Ho De Ho

Cab: He De He De He De He

Two-Headed Monster: He De He De He De He

Cab: Hi De Hi De Hi De Ho

Two-Headed Monster: Hi De Hi De Hi De Ho

Cab: (scat) The Hi De Ho Man, that's me, yeah!

Two-Headed Monster: Whoa! Beautiful! Yeah!

Transcribed by CookieCountDawn via the Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music box set


available on the 3-CD Box Set

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music