Bo Diddley - HEY BO DIDDLEY

First performance: 02/09/1995


Coverinfo

1995-09-02 - CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL STADIUM, CLEVELAND, OH (Concert for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
Bruce used a snippet of the song as intro to 'She's the one ' at the concert for the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland. According to Brucebase, BO DIDDLEY, another song by Bo Diddley, was used in 1976. However, it might be HEY BO DIDDLEY since it was probably used as intro to SHE'S THE ONE, same as on 02 Sep 1995, or a custom hybrid of both BO DIDDLEY and HEY BO DIDDLEY. The first part was used as the intro and the second part was used before the song ends. Musically, "she’s the one" has a staccato beat and a rhythm reminiscent of that of "Bo Diddley" songs. As if to emphasize the Diddley-like riff, Springsteen has led into "She's the One" with a Diddley song - either " hey Bo Diddley", "Mona" or “ who do you love ? “ She’s the one is definitely a hidden tribute song to Bo Diddley. Bruce played the song only with the E streetband, Other artists present on the concert for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of fame were Chuck Berry , Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan.
 
2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ
"I Thank You" includes a snippet of "Hey Bo Diddley" in the introduction. Sam Moore sings "Hey Bo Diddley"
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Hey! Bo Diddley" is Bo Diddley's eighth single released by Checker Records (not to be confused with the song "Bo Diddley", released as a single in April 1957 by Checker Records). The single's B side was "Mona". Like many of Bo Diddley's songs (e.g. "Bo Diddley", "Gunslinger, and "Pretty Thing") "Hey! Bo Diddley" features a Bo Diddley beat.
 
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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)
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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)

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