One for the DiscoEarwormFilter
September 4, 2008 4:42 PM   Subscribe

Can you identify this 1970s pop/disco/r&b song?

I've had a weird earworm all day: one verse and a chorus from a 70s pop/r&b/disco sort of a song that I haven't heard in 30-some years, and I don't remember the title or anything; I was only a little girl when I heard it last. I can't find any info on it.

What I do remember is a lyric that's a goof on the nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard:

"Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her old dog a bone.
When she got there, the cupboard was bare, but the dog didn't care; wanna know why?
'Cause he boogied, boogied on down..."

Or something like that. Did this song exist? Who did this song?

posted by droplet to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Galaxy's Give Your Dog A Bone (youtube) has a bit with Nick-Nack Paddie Wack...
posted by ktrey at 4:52 PM on September 4, 2008

Could it be Blowfly?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:52 PM on September 4, 2008

That sounds like it could be Parliament or Funkadelic. They both set nursery rhyme lyrics to funk/disco music, frequently with semi-sexual (or totally filthy!) overtones.
posted by Waldo Jeffers at 10:19 PM on September 4, 2008

It sounds like a song by (Hamilton) Bohannon, but I can't recall which one.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 11:01 PM on September 4, 2008

Response by poster: Well, at least there's starting points here to find this tune. Thanks, y'all.
posted by droplet at 12:52 PM on September 6, 2008

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