Pickle Up A Doodle    (1958)

With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of my smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

Did you ever hear the story
Of Belinda O. McHugh?
She was courted by the Devil
And she didn't know what to do
He came a courtin' ev'ry evenin'

With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of my smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

So Belinda got to thinkin'
She would be the Devil's wife
It was better far than bein'
Just an old maid all her life
He came a courtin' ev'ry evenin'

With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of my smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

So Belinda told the Devil
"Sir, if I should marry you
Would you treat me like the devil
Or like better husbands do?"
He came a courtin' that evenin'

With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of my smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

So the Devil told Belinda
"Now, I'll fetch a load of bricks
And I'll build for you a mansion
Right upon that River Styx"
When he came courtin' that evenin'

With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of my smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

So the Devil took Belinda
And he claimed her with a kiss
And no one has ever seen her
From that fatal day to this
He came a courtin' in the evenin'

With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of my smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

Now they say that she must still
Be livin' as the Devil's wife
For he spends his time upon this world
Away from married strife
But he won't come a courtin' in the evenin'

With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of my smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

Pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

Lyrics by Jean A. Koons.
Recorded by Teresa Brewer.
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