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"Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" is a 1962 novelty nonsensical doo-wop song by the Rivingtons. It peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 35 on the Cashbox charts. The band released two similar follow-up songs over the next several months, "Mama-Oom-Mow-Mow (The Bird)" and "The Bird's the Word".

Jenny Morris sings this song for the album Six from the 0-9 Series & over the credits of ABC For Kids Video Hits.

Lyrics

Papa-papa-papa-papa-oom-mow-mow
Papa-oom-mow-mow
Pa-papa-oom-mow-mow
Pa-papa-oom-mow-mow
Doot doot doot
Doot doot doot

Funniest sound I ever heard
And I can't understand a single word
Now, if he's serious or if he's playin'
Oom mow mow is all he's sayin'
Papa-papa-hoo
Papa-papa-papa-hoo
Doot doot doot
Doot doot doot

I said-a hey there, partner, what's your name?
Now don't you dare tell me the same old thing
The words you sang, I can't figure it out
But hearing that sound makes me stop and shout
Papa-papa-hoo
Papa-papa-papa-hoo
Doot doot doot, doot, doot
Doot doot doot, doot, doot
Doot doot doot
Doot doot doot
Doot doot doot

A papa-papa-papa-papa-oom-mow-mow
Papa-oom-mow-mow
Doot doot doot, doot, doot
Doot doot doot, doot, doot
Doot doot doot, doot, doot
Doot doot doot, doot, doot

Now, I hear this sound everywhere I go
On the records, TV, and the radio
And now it's spreadin' out over the land
I still can't seem to understand
Papa-hoo
Papa-papa-papa-hoo
Papa-hoo
Doot doot doot, doot, doot, doot
Doot doot doot, doot, doot, doot
Doot doot doot, doot, doot, doot
Papa-hoo
Papa-papa-papa-hoo
Papa-papa-papa-hoo
Papa-papa-papa-hoo
Papa-papa-papa-hoo

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