Devil With A Blue Dress

Album: Classic Hits (1966)
Charted: 4
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  • Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on
    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on

    Fee, fee, fi, fi, fo-fo, fum
    Look at mine today, here she comes
    Wearin' her wig hat and shades to match
    Her high-heel shoes and an alligator hat
    Wearin' pearls and diamond rings
    She's got bracelets on her fingers, now, and everything?

    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on
    Hey I said now, devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on

    Wearin' her perfume, Chanel No. 5
    Got to be the finest thing alive
    Walks real cool, catches everybody's eye
    Catch you too nervous and you can't say hi
    Not too skinny not too fat
    Real humdinger and I like it like that
    She's the devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on
    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on

    Good golly, Miss Molly (good golly, Miss Molly)
    You sure like to ball (good golly, Miss Molly)
    Good golly, Miss Molly(good golly, Miss Molly)
    You sure like to ball (good golly, Miss Molly)
    If you're rockin' and rollin'(good golly, Miss Molly)
    Hear your mama call (Good golly, Miss Molly)
    From the early, early mornin' 'til the early, early nights
    See Miss Molly rockin' at the House of Blue Lights
    Good golly, Miss Molly (good golly, Miss Molly)
    You sure like to ball (good golly, Miss Molly)
    You have take it easy (good golly, Miss Molly)
    Hear your mama call (good golly, Miss Molly)

    Fee, fee, fi, fi, fo-fo, fum
    Look once again, now, here she comes
    Wearin' her wig hat and shades to match
    Got high-heel shoes and an alligator hat
    Wearin' her pearls and her diamond rings
    That sort of thing is now everything

    She's devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on
    Hey I said now, devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on

    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on
    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on

    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
    Devil with the blue dress on
    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
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Comments: 8

  • Joe from 49417I was a little surprised that no one mentioned that this great song was featured in the Whoopi Goldberg episode of "Moonlghting".
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaI was really surprised to find out that Mitch wasn't black, I swear I always thought he was. This is a great Rocker, and The Animals do a good version of this song as well although it is a little bit different.
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkOh yes--this is what we used to call a "gut-busting rocker. I still love this song & Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels' hits. In '66 when this song came out, I was in college and loved dancing in the college bars to this song. And dancing to this song, for a 490 pound girl, ain't so easy. I was like a locomotive in motion! Or a hippo on a caffeine fix!!! Anyway, those were wild times. I also loved their earlier Top Ten hit, "Jenny Take A Ride" which is even wilder & more of a "party song." Check it out. Despite my heft, I did love to dance & especially to Mitch Ryder songs. Then, in my senior year in college, they had another big hit, "Sock It To Me, Baby" another rouser that I partied to. In my last year of college, I was known at local college bars as " The Hefty Heifer" which I didn't really mind. Now, in 2013, I'm down in weight to a svelt (??) 310 pounds and still love this song. Rock on, Mitch Ryder & you Detroit Wheels wherever you are!
  • Matthew from Toronto, OnOne of the most exciting songs I ever heard on the radio. Still gets me jumping whenever it comes on. Seemed to have a very long playing time by radio standards of the time. Took the idea of putting 2 songs together (that Ryder had already tried successfully before) and perfected the technique. The idea got a little stale by the time he put "Too Many Fish in the Sea" with "Three Little Fishes," but it worked like a charm here.
  • Joe from Reading Pa, PaThe original version of Ryder's hit is very rare and included a verse of "Devil" following the "Jenny" section, and some extra guitar during the outro. It is available on Disc 3 of the "Red, White and Rock" boxed CD set. The poorly edited shorter version is what is commonly available and heard on the radio, and is a real insult to the original which had a huge impact on the rock scene of its day.
  • Rich from Tampa, FlThere was an episode of Law and Order in which Angie Harmon's character was grilling a suspect and threatening to put him away for life if he didn't come clean. The bad guy called her a devil. She replied, "You should see me in a blue dress."
  • Rick from Graysville, MoGreat soul shouter,had a hot band behind him.Had a great song on the radio a few years after his 60's popularity had died out called "Rock'n Roll" I believe,great song
  • David from Flushing, MiFee Fee Fi Fi Fo Fo Fum actually appeared in the Coaster's "Charley Brown" written by Leiber-Stoller in 1958. "Fee Fee Fi Fi Fo Fo Fum, I smell smoke in the auditorium".
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