Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day

Here’s another song from our wedding reception playlist, performed here by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra on May 20, 1932.  Still great after 80 years!

Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day

Here’s some news that’ll get you,
It’s made to order for you.
I just bet it’ll fit you,
Follow up these red hot blues.

Grab a taxi and go down,
Chinatown’s on a spree;
Let me give you the lowdown,
This is really history.

Whenever folks in Chinatown start acting gay
There’s something in the air that makes them feel that way.
Yeah, man, I heard somebody say
It’s Minnie the Moocher’s wedding day!

Old Smoky Joe’s so happy he can hardly wait,
He’s spent a million dollars for his wedding date,
Yeah, man, they’re gonna celebrate,
It’s Minnie the Moocher’s wedding day.

You better come on down,
Way down in Chinatown,
Oh, let me take you down
To see them kick the gong around.

A million cokies shouting, “Hay-de-hay-de-hay!”
The king of Sweden’s gonna give the bride away,
Yeah, man, I heard somebody say,
It’s Minnie the Moocher’s wedding day!

The king and queen of every nation
Were glad to get an invitation;
The prince of Wales said he would get away
For Minnie the Moocher’s wedding day!

They said a hundred thousand hoppies
Went over to China picking poppies,
They’re gonna put them all in one bouquet
For Minnie the Moocher’s wedding day!

Hi-de-hi-de-hi,
Ho-de-ho-de-ho-de-ho!
Hay-de-hay-de-hay,
It’s Minnie the Moocher’s wedding day!

Yeah, man! Why, what’s that them boys say?
It’s Minnie the Moocher’s wedding day!

Songwriters: H. Arlen & T. Koehler
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