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Q: Rubber Biscuit song ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Rubber Biscuit song
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: charles7-ga
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Posted: 11 Aug 2002 09:05 PDT
Expires: 10 Sep 2002 09:05 PDT
Question ID: 53258
What is the song rubber biscuit by the Chips and redone by the Blues
Brothers all about?
Subject: Re: Rubber Biscuit song
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 11 Aug 2002 11:18 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
The Chips' original 1956 version of "Rubber Biscuit" gained new life
in 1979, when the Blues brothers made the song a hit all over again.
Sam Strain, who co-wrote "Rubber Biscuit," is better known as a member
of Little Anthony and the Imperials and the O'Jays.

As near as can be told, the song's lyrics consist of gibberish, with
nonsensical spoken interjections:

RUBBER BISCUIT (a bouncy, but flaky transcription)

Cow cow hoo-oo 
Cow cow wanna dib-a-doo 
Chicken hon-a-chick-a-chick hole-a-hubba 
Hey fried chuck-a-lucka wanna jubba 
Hi-low nay wanna dubba hubba 
Day down sum wanna jigga-wah 
Dell rown ay wanna lubba hubba 
Mull an' a mound chicka lubba hubba 
Fay down ah wanna dippa-zippa-dippa 
Mm-mmn, do that again! 
Doo doo doo boo 

Cow cow lubba 'n a blubba lubba 
How rown hibb'n 'n a hibba-lu 
How low lubbin 'n a blubba-lubba 
Hey ride ricky ticky hubba lubba 
Dull ow de moun' chicky hubba lubba 
Went down trucka lucka wanna do-uh 
How low a zippin 'n a hubba-lu 
Hey ride ricky ticky blubba-lu 
How low duh woody pecker pecker 

Mm-hmm, did you ever hear 
Of a wish sandwich 
Well that's the kind of a sandwich 
That is supposed to take 
Two pieces of bread 
And wish you had some meat 
Doo doo boo 

Cow cow lubba 'n a blubba lubba 
Hey ride hibbin' and zippin 'n 
How luvva mail take a lubba hubba 
Hey ride wanna take a recca recca 
How low take a lubba hubba 
Hey ride wanna 'n suppa suppa 
How low a mail take a lubba hubba 
Hey ride a hippin' and a hubbin' no 
High low 'n sum a chicka wha 

The other day 
I ate a ricochet biscuit 
Well that's the kind of biscuit 
That's supposed to 
Bounce off the wall 
Back in your mouth 
If it don't bounce back
You go hungry 
Doo doo boo

Cow cow lubba 'n a blubba lubba 
Hey low a sum did a lubba goin' 
Hey ride wanna take a-lubba do 
How long long suppa dubba 
How low a mail take a lubba hubba 
Hey ride wanna take a lubba hubba 
How low a mail take a lubba hubba 
Hey down nothin' take a luvva do 
Hey ride a sippin' and a hubba dubba 

Mmm, the other day 
I ate a cool water sandwich 
And a Sunday-go-to-meeting bun 
Doo doo boo 
Cow cow lubba 'n a-blubba lubba 
Hey ride ricky ticky hubba lubba 
How low a wanna suppa do 
Hey ride sippin' and hubba lubba 
Hey ride a-hubbin' and wan' do 
Hey ride a wanna an' recca recca 
How low a mail take lubba hubba 
Hey down a wanna suppa dubba 
Please ride a hubbin' gonna do 

What you owe for nothin' 
Rubber biscuit 
Doo doo doo boo 
Cow cow ooooooooh 

The song had its origins in phrases that the Chips heard while in
reform school, according to a 1999 newsgroup post:

alt.groups.studebaker: Rubber Biscuit

In the middle 1950s, when "Rubber Biscuit" was written, there were
many doo-wop songs with wacky refrains such as "ooh ee ooh ah ah, ting
tang walla walla bing bang" (from "Witch Doctor,") "bing bang biddly
bang, baby, lemme in" (from The Big Bopper's version of "Little Red
Riding Hood,") and "sha na na na, sha na na na na, yip yip yip yip yip
yip yip yip, mum mum mum mum mum mum" (from "Get a Job.) To ascribe
any particular "meaning" to lines like "cow cow lubba 'n a blubba
lubba ow rown hibb'n 'n a-hibba-lu" would be to miss the exhuberant,
loopy spirit of "Rubber Biscuit," which Frank Zappa once called "the
ultimate in nonsensical music."

If you like this song, I recommend a wonderful album called "Rubber
Biscuits and Rama Lama Ding Dongs," available here:

Artist Direct: Rubber Biscuits and Rama Lama Ding Dongs,,903580,00.html

Search strategy:

"rubber biscuit"
"blues brothers"
"rubber biscuit" + "chips"

Thanks for a most enjoyable trip down memory lane! 

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