Song title: Bo Diddley
(Bo Diddley) by Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley bought his baby a diamond ring,
but that diamond ring don't shine
So he better take it to a private eye
If that private eye can't see,
he better not take that ring from me
Bo Diddley bought him a nanny goat,
to make his pretty baby a Sunday coat
Bo Diddley caught him a bear cat,
to make his pretty baby a Sunday hat
Mojo, mojo, and black cat bone,
took Bo Diddley away from home
Mother ask mojo, where you been?
Up to Bo Diddley's house and back again
Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, have you heard?
My pretty baby says she wants a bird
This song has never been published on any official release.
Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
- 14/05/1971 Sunshine In, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA during the "Jamming" pre-BSB period
- 04/04/1988 Capital Center, Landover,MD ,USA during the Tunnel of Love Tour, during the soundcheck.
Unique known live performance: 14/05/1971 Sunshine In, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
During the early years (1965-1972), played live (at least) 1 time(s) during the 'jamming period' while forming the Bruce Springsteen Band.
Keep in mind that only a small amount of the setlists of these years has surfaced, so it may have been played a lot more.
In the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was only practiced (04/04/1988 Capital Center, Landover,MD ,USA, during the soundcheck.)
but never played in the regular set.