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P.J. Proby – Niki Hoeky lyrics

Mmmm way down in Louisiana
Down in Cajun land
Folks got something goin'
Goes something like
Folks come an git'cha tootsie
I wants to t'tie ya puppe'tame me
Gonna dig ya on a scooby-doo
I dig ya on'a scuba-die
You oh you booga-boo you
You oh booga-boo you little girl
Get hip to the conversation
Of the boolawee
Umm hmm, umm
Said golly golly miss Molly
Everything's copesetic now
Boog-a-boo look at you
What I'd like to do to you girl
You oh booga-boo you
You oh booga-boo you little girl
Get hip to the conversation
Of the boolawee
Umm hmm hmm
Niki Niki Niky Hoeky
Your pappy's doin' time in the pokey
Your sister's on a trip your mama got hip
Little girl you lookin' okay
You oh-booga-boo you
You oh-booga-boo you
Get hip to the conversation
Of the boolawee
[Interlude]
You oh-booga-boo you
You oh-booga-boo you yeah yeah
Get hip to the conversation
Of the boolawee
Listen to me now
Niki Niki Niky Hoeky
Your pappy's doin' time in the pokey
Your sister's on a trip your mama got hip
Little girl you lookin' okay
You oh booga-boo you
You oh booga-boo you little girl
Get hip to the conversation
Of the boolawee
I'm talkin' 'bout your boola
I'm talkin' 'bout your wee
I'm talkin' 'bout your boola
Talkin' 'bout your wee...



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    The title and the lyrics "Niki Hoeky" were inspired by a 1955 Dick Tracy newspaper story. A plot in which the famous DT villain Mumbles was teamed up with two wild boys whose names were Neki and Hokey. The two boys frequently shouted their names "Neki Hokey!" throughout the story arc. Even after that particular plot was over, some of the DT characters continued to say "Neki Hokey" from time to time, as a variant of "Okey-dokey" (i.e. "all right").

    Fast forward to 1966. P.J. Proby undoubtedly remembered reading the DT story in the newspaper when he was younger, but couldn't recall the proper spelling of "Neki Hokey." Thus, it came out "Niki Hoeky" and the nonsense words inspired by a Dick Tracy comic strip story became the basis for this mostly nonsensical song.

    According to Chester Gould (the original creator of Dick Tracy), the expression '"Neki Hokey" comes from a south seas tribe and means almost anything - from joy to anger, from hello to farewell.' Whether this is based on actual fact or was just something Gould made up to further the story is not known.
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