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  Hi Diane,


 


I remember the song well.  I always wondered what the words were because you could never quite make out what he was singing (other than "wooly bully")!  Thanks for clearing that up.


 


As to its meaning.... thanks Janese for the info.


 


Linda

  Hi Lady


and ya me too! 


My version would make you fall on the ground laughing


All I will say is that in my version the third line end with "and a wounded dog"  LOL


Diane

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 Hi Diane,


Oh yes, I remember Wooly Bully ... LOL !  But if you were to ask me who sung it, I wouldn't have had that answer !!


Thanks for the info Diane, and hope you have a wonderful week ahead 


Michael

  Hey there


You too Michael : )

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  I have it on my iPod as well as "Littel Red Ridinghood"!


 "Awhoo!!!!!!!!!!


Who's that I see walking in these woods?


Why, It's Little Rred Ridinghood!"


  Hey Mike


Boy those Ipods hold a wealth of music don't they,,,,


and oh ya I loved Little Red Riding Hood,,,  it's another Do you remember hit  : )


Diane


ps what else from the golden vaults is on that ipod?  : )

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Hi Diane,


We have several 45's as we use to own a jukebox and of course this is one of them.  As to what the words mean, I found the answer for you on http://www.classicbands.com/samsham.html.   Here's the answer:


 The band got the chance to record, but their early efforts failed. In the summer of 1964, they went into the studio with a song that used the words "Hully Gully". When told by the record company that they couldn't use that phrase, Sam said, "OK, let's kick it off, and I'll make something up. "The name of my cat was 'Wooly Bully', so I started from there. The count down part of the song was also not planned. I was just goofing around and counted off in Tex-Mex. It just blew everybody away, and actually, I wanted it taken off the record. We did three takes, all of them different, and they took the first take and released it. It became the first American record to sell a million copies during the onslaught of the all the British groups."

You can read more about it on the website.


Janese

  Hi Janese


Thanls for the look up and info.  Isn't that weird.  The band went right to recording without solid lyrics and the song became a huge hit....  and the lyrics are weird!!!! 


but I remember how great it was to dance to.


Diane

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Hey, there are lots of obscure
songs and artists and facts about Rock and Roll.  So I
figured this was a good place to come and ask about some of
them.
 
So I am going to start this
topic with:




Does anybody remember Wolly
Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos?




I danced to that song quite a
long time ago but I never knew the words and never looked them up.




Ok so here they are, but what
the heck do they mean?  and what the heck was the name of
that dance we did to this?  : )




Diane


 






Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty
about a thing she saw.
Had two big horns and a wooly
jaw.
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully,
wooly bully, wooly bully.
Hatty told Matty, "Let's
don't take no chance.
Let's not be L-seven, come and
learn to dance."
Wooly bully, wooly bully

Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.
Matty told
Hatty, "That's the thing to do.
Get you someone
really to pull the wool with you."
Wooly bully,
wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.


 


  Hi Diane,


 


I remember the song well.  I always wondered what the words were because you could never quite make out what he was singing (other than "wooly bully")!  Thanks for clearing that up.


 


As to its meaning.... thanks Janese for the info.


 


Linda

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Hey, there are lots of obscure
songs and artists and facts about Rock and Roll.  So I
figured this was a good place to come and ask about some of
them.
 
So I am going to start this
topic with:




Does anybody remember Wolly
Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos?




I danced to that song quite a
long time ago but I never knew the words and never looked them up.




Ok so here they are, but what
the heck do they mean?  and what the heck was the name of
that dance we did to this?  : )




Diane


 






Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty
about a thing she saw.
Had two big horns and a wooly
jaw.
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully,
wooly bully, wooly bully.
Hatty told Matty, "Let's
don't take no chance.
Let's not be L-seven, come and
learn to dance."
Wooly bully, wooly bully

Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.
Matty told
Hatty, "That's the thing to do.
Get you someone
really to pull the wool with you."
Wooly bully,
wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.


 


 Hi Diane,


Oh yes, I remember Wooly Bully ... LOL !  But if you were to ask me who sung it, I wouldn't have had that answer !!


Thanks for the info Diane, and hope you have a wonderful week ahead 


Michael

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Hey, there are lots of obscure
songs and artists and facts about Rock and Roll.  So I
figured this was a good place to come and ask about some of
them.
 
So I am going to start this
topic with:




Does anybody remember Wolly
Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos?




I danced to that song quite a
long time ago but I never knew the words and never looked them up.




Ok so here they are, but what
the heck do they mean?  and what the heck was the name of
that dance we did to this?  : )




Diane


 






Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty
about a thing she saw.
Had two big horns and a wooly
jaw.
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully,
wooly bully, wooly bully.
Hatty told Matty, "Let's
don't take no chance.
Let's not be L-seven, come and
learn to dance."
Wooly bully, wooly bully

Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.
Matty told
Hatty, "That's the thing to do.
Get you someone
really to pull the wool with you."
Wooly bully,
wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.


 


  I have it on my iPod as well as "Littel Red Ridinghood"!


 "Awhoo!!!!!!!!!!


Who's that I see walking in these woods?


Why, It's Little Rred Ridinghood!"


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Hey, there are lots of obscure
songs and artists and facts about Rock and Roll.  So I
figured this was a good place to come and ask about some of
them.
 
So I am going to start this
topic with:




Does anybody remember Wolly
Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos?




I danced to that song quite a
long time ago but I never knew the words and never looked them up.




Ok so here they are, but what
the heck do they mean?  and what the heck was the name of
that dance we did to this?  : )




Diane


 






Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty
about a thing she saw.
Had two big horns and a wooly
jaw.
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully,
wooly bully, wooly bully.
Hatty told Matty, "Let's
don't take no chance.
Let's not be L-seven, come and
learn to dance."
Wooly bully, wooly bully

Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.
Matty told
Hatty, "That's the thing to do.
Get you someone
really to pull the wool with you."
Wooly bully,
wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.


 


Hi Diane,


We have several 45's as we use to own a jukebox and of course this is one of them.  As to what the words mean, I found the answer for you on http://www.classicbands.com/samsham.html.   Here's the answer:


 The band got the chance to record, but their early efforts failed. In the summer of 1964, they went into the studio with a song that used the words "Hully Gully". When told by the record company that they couldn't use that phrase, Sam said, "OK, let's kick it off, and I'll make something up. "The name of my cat was 'Wooly Bully', so I started from there. The count down part of the song was also not planned. I was just goofing around and counted off in Tex-Mex. It just blew everybody away, and actually, I wanted it taken off the record. We did three takes, all of them different, and they took the first take and released it. It became the first American record to sell a million copies during the onslaught of the all the British groups."

You can read more about it on the website.


Janese

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You won't believe it, but I have that old 45 in my collection. I don't remember the dance either. Just thought I'd let ya know. Jenny 

  Hi Jennny


I do believe it : )


I wish that I still had my records but they were all in an attic one hot summer and you can guess the rest.


Arn't the lyrics strange ...


Diane


 

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Hey, there are lots of obscure
songs and artists and facts about Rock and Roll.  So I
figured this was a good place to come and ask about some of
them.
 
So I am going to start this
topic with:




Does anybody remember Wolly
Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos?




I danced to that song quite a
long time ago but I never knew the words and never looked them up.




Ok so here they are, but what
the heck do they mean?  and what the heck was the name of
that dance we did to this?  : )




Diane


 






Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty
about a thing she saw.
Had two big horns and a wooly
jaw.
Wooly bully, wooly bully.
Wooly bully,
wooly bully, wooly bully.
Hatty told Matty, "Let's
don't take no chance.
Let's not be L-seven, come and
learn to dance."
Wooly bully, wooly bully

Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.
Matty told
Hatty, "That's the thing to do.
Get you someone
really to pull the wool with you."
Wooly bully,
wooly bully.
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully.


 


You won't believe it, but I have that old 45 in my collection. I don't remember the dance either. Just thought I'd let ya know. Jenny 

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