Re: Chickery-chick Cha la cha la: What's the story?


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Posted ByLL on August 03, 2003 at 02:16:37:

In Reply to: Chickery-chick Cha la cha la: What's the story? posted byClyde on August 02, 2003 at 21:34:27:

: I'm listening to the episode where Jack, Mary and the Coleman's watch Isaac Stern in concert. They keep bringing up "chickery-chick cha-la cha-la". What's that from? Is it a line from a Benny movie?
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Being a 78rpm collector comes in handy some times...

"Chickery Chick" was a very popular song by Sammy Kaye. It's a very lively, peppy number that is quite infectious, and I have to admit liking the song in the same way I like "Hold Tight" by the Andrews Sisters and "The Hut Sut Song" (both with nonsense lyrics). Here are the full lyrics (courtesy of an on-line lyrics page):

Chickery Chick
Sammy Kaye (#1 in 1945)
- words by Sylvia Dee, music by Sidney Lippman

Once there lived a chicken who would say "chick-chick"
"Chick-chick" all day
Soon that chick got sick and tired of just "chick-chick"
So one morning he started to say:

"Chickery chick, cha-la, cha-la
Check-a-la romey in a bananika
Bollika, wollika, can't you see
Chickery chick is me?"

Every time you're sick an tired of just the same old thing
Sayin' just the same old words all day
Be just like the chicken who found something new to sing
Open up your mouth and start to say
Oh!

"Chickery chick, cha-la, cha-la
Check-a-la romey in a bananika
Bollika, wollika, can't you see
Chickery chick is me?"




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