Q: WTF? A: Hi-dee Hi-dee Hi-dee Ho

“Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications director, is making the rounds on TV next week. Scaramucci will be interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. Then he’ll appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS on Monday.” — CNN.com

Treble clef symbolFolks, here’s a story about Tony the Moocha’
He was the red-hot Scaramucc(a)
The roughest, toughest gym-ripped male
Ain’t no way is he gonna end up in jail

(Call and response chorus)
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
Whoa-a-a-a-ah (whoa-a-a-a-ah)
Hee-dee-hee-dee-hee-dee-hee (hee-dee-hee-dee-hee-dee-hee)
He-e-e-e-e-e-e-y (he-e-e-e-e-e-e-y)

Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci, Wikimedia Commons

Mooch took the call, sold stocks, his wife just gone
Fame’s ahead — what could go wrong
Left the Street named Wall for an Office that’s Oval
Won’t bury Caesar, but he packed a shovel

(Call and response chorus)
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
(Similar scat improv for lines 3 and 4)

Cab Calloway, 1942
Cab Calloway, 1942. Original lyrics. Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

Spicer the mouthpiece took stock, ups and leaves us
Flynn and Comey first, there comes Priebus
The Briefing Room went to Huckabee Sanders
Sarah would take queries then she meanders

(Call and response chorus)
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
(More complex scat improv for lines 3 and 4)

On Russia, Jeff Sessions sure rushes to recuse
This Don makes offers folks start to refuse
Mueller gathers files while still quiet is Steve Bannon
General Kelly musters out Mooch, that loose cannon

(Call and response chorus)
Hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi (hi-dee hi-dee hi-dee hi)
(Dare the crowd to follow scat improv for lines 3 and 4)

Poor us, poor us, poor us


Fair use parody, if I do say so myself, of “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway and Irving Mills. Surely, there’s a thousand more of these penned this summer.

Cab Calloway in 1932:

Cab Calloway in 1980

 

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