Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Kitty started humming this earworm the other day, something that either one of us might do around Mardi Gras time.  She was going to sing it, but she couldn't be sure of the words.  My feeling was that you could mumble just about anything you wanted to that beat and get away with it, but Kitty wanted to be sure, so it was off to the internet, that blessed series of tubes and fount of all knowledge.

Here are the words, according to the gospel of The Dixie Cups:

According to Wikipedia, the song was written by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford in 1953, but there are many theories about the song and its origins (as well as its meaning):

Mental Floss says much of the same thing:

Being the noble person I am, I'm passing on the earworm.  Here's Crawford:

And The Dixie Cups:

And Doctor John:

And The Grateful Dead:

And Natasha England:

And The Belle Stars:

And Zap Mama:

And Captain Jack:

And Ringo Starr with Doctor John, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemens, Nils Lofgrin, Joe Walsh, and just about everybody else:

I could go on forever, but I think this is enough earworm to last you until next Mardi Gras.

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