Shoo-Shoo Baby

November 24, 2021

Today’s song is by The Andrews Sisters and is a morale booster. “Shoo-Shoo Baby” is catchy with a little history. 

Fun Facts:

  • The song was the inspiration for the naming of a United States aircraft, a B-17 Flying Fortress: “Shoo-Shoo Baby.”
  • This version was released by Capitol Records, where it reached number 4 on the pop charts and number 1 on the R&B charts, where it maintained that position for two weeks in December of 1943
  • The song has been covered by multiple artists that include Glenn Miller (with vocals performed by the Crew Chiefs), Frank Sinatra, and the R&B girl group Mis-Teeq.
  • The film in which it was featured, Three Cheers for the Boys, changed its title to Follow the Boys. In the film “Shoo-Shoo Baby” is performed by the Andrews Sisters.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

You’ve seen him up and down the avenue

And now he’s wearin’ the navy blue

She had a tear in the corner of her eye

As he said his last goodbye

Shoo, shoo, shoo baby

Shoo, shoo, shoo baby

Bye, bye, bye baby

Do dah do day

Your papa’s off to the seven seas

Don’t cry baby

Don’t sigh baby

Bye, bye, bye baby

Do dah do day

When I come back we’ll live a life of ease

Seems kinda tough now

To say goodbye this way

But papa’s gotta be rough now

So that he can be sweet to you another day

Bye, bye, bye baby

Don’t cry baby

Shoo, shoo, shoo baby

Do dah do day

Your papa’s off to the seven seas

do dah do day

(Shhh shoo baby) do dah do day

(Shhh shoo baby, shoo, shoo)

Quiet

I want a little bit o’ quiet in the house, please

(She wants a little bit of quiet in the house)

So your papa’s on his way to cross the seven seas

So don’t you cry, oh, don’t you sigh goodbye now

Shoo, shoo baby shooo

Shoo, shoo my baby shooo

Goodbye baby, don’t you cry no more

Your big tall papa’s off to the seven seas

Seems kinda tough now

To say goodbye this way

But papa’s gotta be rough now

So that he can be sweet to you another day

Shhhh baby, shhh baby

Shoo, shoo, shoo baby

Goodbye, goodbye

Your papa’s off to the seven seas, the seven seas

Your big tall papa’s off to the seven seas

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