A Wop Bop A Loo Bop She Bop Bam Boom
August 3, 2007 5:12 AM   Subscribe

Well, things got a little contentious 'round MeFi Town concerning the US Poet Laureate, but surely we can set aside our differences, and all come together to celebrate the REAL American poetry: Tutti Frutti. Wooly Bully. Hanky Panky. Louie Louie. Mony Mony. And Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day. Now, everybody can agree that that's poetry! And we're only scratching the surface!
posted by flapjax at midnite (59 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
And just for good measure, here's that Zimmerman fellow (and why the hell ain't he the frikkin' Poet Laureate?), doing Louie Louie circa 1985.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:14 AM on August 3, 2007


And the coloured girls go, do, do-do...
posted by Meatbomb at 5:19 AM on August 3, 2007


Taumatawhakatangihangakoayauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukypokaiwhenuakitanatahu

He smoke pipe of peace with Tonto
Put his mask on back to fronto
Tonto fall about with laughter
He a head our great white brother


if that ain't poetry I'm an injun

posted by unSane at 5:29 AM on August 3, 2007


Why do we have to have a "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"?

(You forgot argy-bargy.)
posted by pracowity at 5:32 AM on August 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


B-I-Bicky-Bi Bo Bo Go!
-Gene Vincent

(I'd try to find a link but I'm at work.)
posted by bitslayer at 5:35 AM on August 3, 2007


pracowity: what the hell else are we going to do with our tax dollars?
posted by Riki tiki at 5:36 AM on August 3, 2007


d'bop sh'bop !
posted by sergeant sandwich at 5:38 AM on August 3, 2007


And of course, going way back, there's Oh, de doo-da day...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:40 AM on August 3, 2007


Goody Goody
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:44 AM on August 3, 2007


Hey, sergeant sandwich, thanks for reminding us of the Flamingos! This absolutely smoking clip has a bit of sizzling scat to justify its inclusion in this thread as well.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:45 AM on August 3, 2007


BE-BOP A LULA SHE MAH BAYBEE
posted by quonsar at 5:46 AM on August 3, 2007


Maybe Baby
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:47 AM on August 3, 2007


Bawitdaba de bang de bang diggy
posted by jozxyqk at 5:49 AM on August 3, 2007




Diddy wah diddy
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:59 AM on August 3, 2007


Ying tong iddle I po
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:01 AM on August 3, 2007


PeterMcDermott, you've just internationalized this thread.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:05 AM on August 3, 2007


Ram-a-lama-ding-dong
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:09 AM on August 3, 2007


Actually, that's not true, it was already international: that crazy Lone Ranger song linked to above is from the British band Quantum Jump, whom I confess I'd never heard of until now.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:09 AM on August 3, 2007


Well, we invented the post of Poet Laureate. Seems only fair.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:10 AM on August 3, 2007




BlueTube
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:17 AM on August 3, 2007




Who put the "bomp" in the "bomp-a-bomp-a-bomp?"
Who put the "ram" in the "ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong"?
Who put the "bop" in the "bop-she-bop-she-bop"?
Who put the "dip" in the "dib-de-dip-de-dip"?
Who is that man, I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby fall in love with me (yeah!)
When my baby heard "bomb-a-bo-bomp-a-bomp-a-bomp-bomp"
Every word went right into her heart
And when she heard them singing "ram-a-lama-lama-lama-lama-ding-dong"
She said we'd never have to part
posted by kirkaracha at 6:24 AM on August 3, 2007




These are great! But what about the actual poets? A few songwriters are responsible for a whole slew of do-wop, and in general many of those songs we associate with pony-tails and chantilly lace: A few of these poets: Barry Mann (who put the ram in the ram-a-lama-ding ding), Cynthia Weil (teamed with Mann),Gerry Goffin and Carole King (who together put the bomp
in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp)... and many more, all part of the infamous Brill Building writing team.

(All Wikipedia links cuz it's FRIDAY! )
posted by barchan at 6:29 AM on August 3, 2007


Er, kirkaracha, you were beaten to the punch on the first two of your comments... You brought in a new one by the third, though!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:30 AM on August 3, 2007


biddy biddy bong bong
posted by Abiezer at 6:30 AM on August 3, 2007


mmm bop!
posted by carsonb at 6:44 AM on August 3, 2007




Does bird is the word count or is this thing not like the others?
posted by creasy boy at 6:48 AM on August 3, 2007


Related: The 20 Worst Rhymes In Pop Music History
posted by amyms at 6:54 AM on August 3, 2007


The King of Siam sent a telegram, sayin' Wop bop a loop a lop a lop boom bam!
posted by fandango_matt at 6:56 AM on August 3, 2007


much of that stuff is either no longer appealing or viewed with nostalgia as music from our past. But for poets:
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html
these are our laureates. Have you read any of them?
posted by Postroad at 6:56 AM on August 3, 2007


Sha Lu Bop!
posted by carsonb at 7:07 AM on August 3, 2007


creasy boy says: Does bird is the word count

Aww I love that Ramones version. Here's a comic strip that illustrates the song lyrics.
posted by amyms at 7:08 AM on August 3, 2007


Postroad, I think you're in the wrong thread (or you're just a party pooper). This thread is about fun song lyrics that rhyme. The real Poet Laureate thread is here.
posted by amyms at 7:10 AM on August 3, 2007


I was expecting something much more complicated from that drawing. But it's simplicity is its genius.
posted by creasy boy at 7:15 AM on August 3, 2007


DIE CARSONB DIE YOU HORRIBLE PUSTULENT EXCRESENCE.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:19 AM on August 3, 2007


Your favorite 90's boy band sucks.
posted by carsonb at 7:21 AM on August 3, 2007


Papa Oom Mow Mow!
posted by unSane at 7:21 AM on August 3, 2007




And with Shimmy Shimmy Ya Shimmy Ya Shimmy Yay maybe I'm changing the subject a little.
posted by creasy boy at 7:48 AM on August 3, 2007



Diddy wah diddy
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:59 AM on August 3 [+] [!]


I see your Beefheart & raise you Blind Blake's Diddy Wah Diddy as interpreted by Leon Redbone--worth it for the bass saxophone solo.

Granted, I'm more acclimed to the Beefheart, but I couldn't find the sublime Ry Cooder version of Diddy Wah Diddy from Paradise and Lunch.
posted by beelzbubba at 7:57 AM on August 3, 2007


She looked to me like a dinosaur 'bout to jump outta that seat
She said
She said
She said
Woo ee ah ah!
Woo ee ah ah!
Woo ee ah ah!
Woo ee ah ah!
Wooooeeeeyahhhh! (Hasil Adkins)

My Ding-A-Ling My Ding-A-Ling won't you play with My Ding-A-Ling!- Chuck Berry

eep op ork ah ah- Jetsons

Um-Kay Ear-Hay - a song sung in pig Latin by Mark Dvorak
posted by Sailormom at 8:12 AM on August 3, 2007


na nananana, nananana nanana nanana, nana nana

Pure poetry, indeed.
posted by Ndwright at 8:28 AM on August 3, 2007


The real link to Hasil Adkins.
posted by Sailormom at 8:38 AM on August 3, 2007


Sammy Kaye: Hut Sut Ralston on the Rillerah, and a Brolla Brolla suet.


Oh, and for the education of the youths: Mairsy Doats and Dosie Doats and Little Lamsie Divey. O, the words sound queer and funny to your ear a little bit jumbled and jivey, but mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy.
posted by beelzbubba at 8:47 AM on August 3, 2007




Mairzy Doats and apparently "a kiddly divey, too, wouldn't you?"

Hey, I'm about half his age.
posted by beelzbubba at 8:56 AM on August 3, 2007


Oop - she bop
posted by Meatbomb at 9:01 AM on August 3, 2007


RUM tiddy um,
    tiddy um,
    tiddy um tum tum.
Carl Sandburg had rock'n'roll beat by a year or two.
posted by spock at 9:05 AM on August 3, 2007


La-da-da-de-d'-dah-de-dah
posted by Abiezer at 9:25 AM on August 3, 2007






hikky-burr, hikky-burr
posted by MrBadExample at 12:33 PM on August 3, 2007


Suck haterz - here's Mr Bassman
posted by Sparx at 3:23 PM on August 3, 2007


bomb! dang ee dang ee digee dang didee dang a dang a dang a didee
posted by vronsky at 11:25 PM on August 4, 2007


Won't somebody tell me what "diddy-wah-diddy" means?"
posted by grytpype at 7:59 AM on August 5, 2007


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