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HI-DIDDLE-DIDDLE (Carleton A. Coon / Hal Keidel) Coon Sanders Orchestra - 1926 Fletcher Henderson & The Dixie Stompers - 1926 Harry Reser's Seven Little Polar Bears (vocal: Tom Stacks) - 1926 George Olsen & His Music (vocals: Fran Frey, Bob Borger & Bob Rice) - 1926 Charley Straight's Orch. - 1926 The Plantation Players - 1926 The Red Heads - 1926 Freddy Johnson & His Orch. - 1938 The Bell Sisters & Phil Harris - 1952 There's a little kid A curly-headed kid Sings this sweet refrain Mornin', night and noon The little shaver's tune Runs right through my brain Hearing it's the sweetest thing When the little kiddie sings Oh, hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow jumped over the moon Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the dish ran away with the spoon Hear the little fellow start to croon Mother Goose's favourite tune Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow jumped over the moon Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow went out on a spree Now how in the devil Can the cat and the fiddle And the cow get along without me Had a little quart, it's all gone now I know where and here is how Hi-diddle-diddle Now my quart's in middle Of the cat and the fiddle and the cow Oh, hi-diddle-diddle (Meouew) And the cow (Moo-moo) Hi-diddle-diddle (Meouew) And the cow (Moo-moo) When the clouds are grey And the sun donít shine Start to sing this little rhyme Hi-diddle-diddle (Meouew) And the cow (Moo-moo) Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow starts singin' a song Now how in the devil Can the cat and the fiddle And the cow keep singin' all wrong Who is gonna sing now Me.....Me.....Me All we lack is harmony Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow jumped over the moon (Transcribed from the 1926 George Olsen recording by Mel Priddle - October 2006) *************************************** As recorded by THE BELL SISTERS & PHIL HARRIS: ALL: Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow jumped over the moon Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow jumped over the moon Now how in the devil Can a cat and a fiddle And a cow jump over the moon PHIL HARRIS: But just like the kids I start to croon Mother Gooseís favorite tune ALL: The cow and the fiddle With the cat in the middle Has his hi-diddle-diddliní too PHIL HARRIS: Now thereís two little kids Blonde-headed kids Sing this sweet refrain Morning, night and noon This lovely little tune Runs right through my brain Oooh, gee, but itís the cutest thing When the Bell Sisters sing BELL SISTERS: Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooooh, Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow start singing a song And how in the devil Can a cat and a fiddle And a cow keep singing all wrong HARRIS: Then those little sisters shout with glee Canít you hear their harmony? ALL: The cow plays the fiddle And the cat tells a riddle While they hi-diddle-diddle for me (Instrumental Break) ALL: Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat in the middle And the cow jumped over the moon SISTERS: Hi-diddle-diddle HARRIS: Hi-diddle-diddle SISTERS: The cat and the fiddle HARRIS: The cat and the fiddle SISTERS: The cow jumped over HARRIS: The cow jumped over the moon SISTERS: Hi-diddle-diddle SISTERS: Hi-diddle-diddle HARRIS: Hi-diddle-diddle SISTERS: Hi-diddle-diddle HARRIS: The cat and the fiddle SISTERS: The cat and the fiddle HARRIS: The cow jumped over SISTERS: The cow jumped over the moon PHIL HARRIS: When your clouds are grey And the sun donít shine Just start to sing this little rhyme ALL: Hi-diddle-diddle And the cat and the fiddle And the cow jumped over the moon (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2006) *************************

    


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