Kajigitie joggotie whodabie boggatie


It’s a new song I’m working on, only got the title so far. I heard an old tune, a silly tune, on the radio. The words were made up, meant nothing, but the melody and the silly words were magic, they stuck in your head. It was called Jada Jada. I looked up the origin and was shocked. I’m sure it was a song my grandparents sang. It stuck around for forty years with jazz and bebop groups. I then realized every generation had silly lyrics with catchy tunes. Here are a few up to the ‘80s. Sing along if you like:
singer

1914
Aba daba daba daba daba daba dab
Means monk I love but you
Baba daba dab in monkey talk
Means chimp I love you too
Then the big baboon one night in June
He married them and very soon
They went upon their aba daba honeymoon

1918
It goes Ja Da, Ja Da, Ja Da Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing
Ja Da, Ja Da, Ja Da Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing
That’s a funny little bit of melody
It’s so soothing and appealing to me
It goes Ja Da, Ja Da, Ja Da Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing!

1920s
Turkey in the hay, in the hay, hay, hay!
Turkey in the straw, in the straw, straw, straw!
Pick ’em up, shake ’em up, any way at all,
And hit up a tune called ‘Turkey in the Straw’.

1930s
Hep-hep!
De-boodle-de-ack, de-boodle-de-ackasaki!
Hep-hep!
Oh, rang-tang, te-dah-dah,
Hep-hep!
Gonna tell you ’bout the jumpin’ jive,
Hep-hep!
Jim, jam, jump, the jumpin’ jive;
Hep-hep!
Cats gonna beat out this mellow jive;
Hep-hep!
Beat it out on the mellow side.

1940s (I had to do the whole tune…once you start you can’t stop)

M
I say M-O
M-O-P

M-O-P-P
Mop
M-O-P-P
Mop Mop Mop Mop

R
I say R-A
R-A-G
R-A-G-G
Rag
R-A-G-G M-O-P-P
Rag Mop

Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
R-A-G-G M-O-P-P
Rag Mop!

A
I say A-B
A-B-C
A-B-C-D
A-B-C-D-E
A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H

I
I say M-O
M-O-P
M-O-P-P
Mop
M-O-P-P
Mop Mop Mop Mop

R
I say R-A
R-A-G
R-A-G-G
Rag
R-A-G-G M-O-P-P
Rag Mop

Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
Rag Mop
Doo-doo-doo-DAH-dee-ah-dah
R-A-G-G M-O-P-P
Rag Mop!

1950s
Bop bopa-a-lu a whop bam boo
Tutti frutti, oh Rudy
Tutti frutti, oh Rudy
Tutti frutti, oh Rudy
Tutti frutti, oh Rudy
Tutti frutti, oh Rudy
A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo

1960s
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da, sh-boom

1970s
Whoa-oh-oh-oh, oh yeah
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, we’ll sing it
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do, oh yeah, oh, oh yeah
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

1980s
I met her on a monday and my heart stood still
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
Somebody told me that her name was Jill
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

Yes
my heart stood still
Yes
her name was Jill
And when I walked her home
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
I knew what she was thinking when she caught my eye
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron
She looked so quiet but my oh my
Da doo ron ron ron da doo ron ron

2013
Kajigitie joggotie whodabie boggatie
Biggitie boogatie boom

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One Response to Kajigitie joggotie whodabie boggatie

  1. joanraymondwriting says:

    Thanks for a trip down memory lane. I remember the one from 1914 – my mom would sing it (or play it on the record player). Turkey in the Straw is also familiar (for the same reasons). Then the ones from the 50s, 60s and 80s (my lifetime). It seems the catchier, words with no to little meaning stick with us for quite a while.

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