HEY BO DIDDLEY

Original version


Bo Diddley had a farm (Hey Bo Diddley)
And on that farm he had some women (Hey Bo Diddley)
Women here, women there (Hey Bo Diddley)
Women, women everywhere (Hey Bo Diddley)

But one little girl lived on the hill (Hey Bo Diddley)
She rustle and tussle like Buffalo Bill (Hey Bo Diddley)
One day she decided she go for a ride (Hey Bo Diddley)
With a pistol and a sword by her side (Hey Bo Diddley)

She rode right up to my front door (Hey Bo Diddley)
Knocked and knocked till her fist got sore (Hey Bo Diddley)
When she turned and walked away (Hey Bo Diddley)
All I could hear my baby say (Hey Bo Diddley)

Hey Bo Diddley (Hey Bo Diddley)
Hey Bo Diddley (Hey Bo Diddley)
Hey Bo Diddley (Hey Bo Diddley)
Hey Bo Diddley (Hey Bo Diddley)

Saw my baby run across the field (Hey Bo Diddley)
Slipping and a-sliding like an automobile (Hey Bo Diddley)
I hollered at my baby and told her to wait (Hey Bo Diddley)
She slipped off from me like a Cadillac eight (Hey Bo Diddley)

Hey Bo Diddley (Hey Bo Diddley)
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Hey Bo Diddley (Hey Bo Diddley)


Written by Ellas McDaniel, and originally by Bo Diddley from his 1957 single HEY BO DIDDLEY / MONA. He later included it on his 1964 LP Bo Diddley's 16 All-Time Greatest Hits.

The above lyrics are for the original Bo Diddley version. See also Bruce Springsteen's version (more details).

Available Versions

List of available versions of HEY BO DIDDLEY on this website:

HEY BO DIDDLEY [Bruce Springsteen's version]
HEY BO DIDDLEY [Original version]