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Cow-Cow Boogie

Music by Don Raye, Lyrics by Benny Carter

Originally Performed by Ella Fitzgerald

"Cow Cow Boogie (Cuma-Ti-Yi-Yi-Ay)" is a "country-boogie"-style blues song utilizing the folklore of the singing cowboy in the American West. In the lyrics, the cowboy is from the city and tells his "dogies" (motherless calves) to "get hip." The music was written by Don Raye, and lyrics were written by Benny Carter and Gene De Paul. The song was written for the 1942 Abbott & Costello film Ride 'Em Cowboy, which included Ella Fitzgerald as a cast member.

The first recording was by Freddie Slack & his Orchestra, featuring vocalist Ella Mae Morse in 1942. The record was the second release by Capitol Records and their first million-seller/ number one on the charts record. Morse learned the song from hearing Fitzgerald on a soundtrack she had acquired, even though the song had been cut from the movie. Morse also recalled recording the song in a single take, which she had thought was only a rehearsal. The November 3, 1943 collaboration between The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald resulted in a number-one hit on the Harlem Hit Parade and a number-10 hit on the pop chart.

    Release Date: 1942


Cow-Cow Boogie

Cow-Cow Boogie

Get hip, little dogies! This country blues tune from the 1940s makes a great western style novelty, perfect for themed concerts or other occasions when you want to have a little fun with your audience!

Voicing: SSA


Cow-Cow Boogie

Cow-Cow Boogie

Get hip, little dogies! This country blues tune from the 1940s makes a great western style novelty, perfect for themed concerts or other occasions when you want to have a little fun with your audience!

Voicing: SAB


Cow-Cow Boogie

Cow-Cow Boogie

Get hip, little dogies! This country blues tune from the 1940s makes a great western style novelty, perfect for themed concerts or other occasions when you want to have a little fun with your audience!

Voicing: SATB



Individual Folios

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Cow-Cow Boogie : SATB : Kirby Shaw : 00222443 : 888680671181

Kirby Shaw : Cow-Cow Boogie

Get hip, little dogies! This country blues tune from the 1940s makes a great western style novelty, perfect for themed concerts or other occasions when you want to have a little fun with your audience!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

More details
Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00222443 | Showtrax CD


Cow-Cow Boogie : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 00222444 : 888680671198

Kirby Shaw : Cow-Cow Boogie

Get hip, little dogies! This country blues tune from the 1940s makes a great western style novelty, perfect for themed concerts or other occasions when you want to have a little fun with your audience!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

More details
Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00222444 | Showtrax CD


Cow-Cow Boogie : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 00222445 : 888680671204

Kirby Shaw : Cow-Cow Boogie

Get hip, little dogies! This country blues tune from the 1940s makes a great western style novelty, perfect for themed concerts or other occasions when you want to have a little fun with your audience!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

More details
Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00222445 | Showtrax CD

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