Bo Diddley - Hey! Bo Diddley

First performance: 02/09/1995


Bruce used the song 3 times as a snippet:
Bruce sang "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" with Sam Moore (featuring a snippet of "Hey Bo Diddley" in the intro)
2003-12-07 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, N
"I Thank You" includes a snippet of "Hey Bo Diddley" in the introduction. Sam Moore sings "Hey Bo Diddley"
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.


"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


Bo Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.Bruce had one performance with Bo Diddley during the second annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. Bruce gives a stirring induction speech for Roy Orbison and then duets with him on "Oh, Pretty Woman" during the jam. Other inductees include Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, and Smokey Robinson. Performers during the jam, along with Bruce and Orbison, include Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, and more.


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)

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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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