Evan Morris words1 at WORD-DETECTIVE.COM
Fri Dec 3 02:20:40 UTC 2004

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Arnold M. Zwicky
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: BVD's

On Dec 2, 2004, at 3:10 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> ...Remember "Boolie-Woolie" (or however it was spelled) by Sam the
> Sham &
> the Pharoahs?

"Wooly Bully" (LP released 1965).  i have friends whose baby, born in
1965, was extremely fretful.  for a while, the only thing that would
soothe her to sleep was "Wooly Bully", played at bone-vibrating
amplitudes.  i still have ambivalent feelings about the song.

> They were Texans

sam was actually Domingo Samudio.


Still is.  Has a web page:

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