MICKEY'S MONKEY

Original The Miracles version


All right, is everybody ready? (Yeah! Smokey!)

All right now, here we go!
A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three!

Lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)
Lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)
Oh
All right
Yeah

Well, this cat named Mickey came from out of town, yeah
He been spreading this new dance all around, now
In just a matter of a few days, yeah
This dance became the new teen dance craze
When the people see him dancing, they begin to see (lum dee lum dee li)
They see this cat do that Monkey thing (lum dee lum dee li)
It's really something to see (lum dee lum dee li)
This cat named Mickey doing that Monkey (lum dee lum dee li)
Come on, let's do Mickey's Monkey, children (let's do Mickey's Monkey, children)
Yeah, let's do Mickey's Monkey, children (let's do Mickey's Monkey, children)

Lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)
Oh, lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)

Lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)
Lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)

Oh, monkey see, monkey do (lum dee lum dee li)
Come on, you can do the Monkey too (lum dee lum dee li)
Come on, they're doing Mickey's Monkey, children (doing Mickey's Monkey, children)
Yeah, they're doing Mickey's Monkey, children (doing Mickey's Monkey, children)
Do the Monkey (do the Monkey)
Mickey's Monkey (Mickey's Monkey)
Whoa, a-do the Monkey (a-do the Monkey)
Mickey's Monkey (Mickey's Monkey)
Mickey's Monkey (Mickey's Monkey)
Mickey's Monkey (Mickey's Monkey)
One more time, lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)
Lum dee lum dee li (lum dee lum dee li)


Info

MICKEY'S MONKEY is a song written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland and originally released by The Miracles on their 1963 album The Miracles Doin' Mickey's Monkey. The song was also released as a single. The above lyrics are for the original The Miracles version of MICKEY'S MONKEY as released in 1963.

The Miracles -- The Miracles Doin' Mickey's Monkey
The Miracles -- The Miracles Doin' Mickey's Monkey

LP - Tamla (TM 245) - USA, 1963
The Miracles -- "Mickey's Monkey / Whatever Makes You Happy"
The Miracles -- "Mickey's Monkey / Whatever Makes You Happy"

7" single - Tamla (T-54083) - USA, 1963

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Although he has never performed it live in full, Bruce Springsteen has occasionally used a snippet of MICKEY'S MONKEY's chorus while introducing the E Street Band members in the middle of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour in 1978. See the live 03 Jun 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) for an example.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of MICKEY'S MONKEY on this website:

MICKEY'S MONKEY [Original The Miracles version]

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2012