Say manbo diddley (e. mcdaniel)note: bo diddley and jerome green, bo's maracas player, trade mutual put-downs. this was not easy to transcribe but i gave it my best shot.spoken:bo: say man.jerome: what's that boy?bo: i want to tell you about your girlfriend, hee-hee-hee.jerome: what about my girl?bo: you're not strong enough to take the message, hah-hah.jerome: i'm strong enough.bo: i might hurt your feelings.jerome: my feelings already hurt by bein' here with you.bo: well, i was walking down the street with your girl the other day.jerome: uh-huh.bo: and the wind was blowin' real hard.jerome: is that right?bo: and the wind blew her hair into my face.jerome: uh-huh.bo: hee-hee, you know what else happened?jerome: what happened?bo: the wind blew her hair into her face.jerome: yeah?bo: and we went a little further; you wanna hear the rest of it?jerome: i might as well ….bo: the wind blew her hair into the street.jerome: hey, since you told me about my girl i'm gonna tell you about yours. i was walking down the street with your girl.bo: yeah?jerome: i took her home; for a drink, you know.bo: to the home?jerome: yeah, just for a drink.bo: oh.jerome: but that chick looked so ugly she had to sneak up on a glass to get her a drink of water.bo: hah-hah-hah-hah, well, you've got the nerve to call somebody ugly. why you're so ugly anyone who stops and talks to you in the world oughta be arrested, hee-hee.jerome: that's alright; my mamma didn't have to put a sheet over my head so sleep could slip up on me.bo: hey, looky here.jerome: what's that?bo: where you from? hee-hee.jerome: south america.bo: what's that?jerome: south america.bo: you don't look like no south american to me.jerome: i'm still from south america.bo: what part?jerome: south texas.bo: hah-hah-hah. where your western boots at?jerome: i've got ‘em on.bo: them ain't no boots you got on, they're broke in.<short instrumental interlude>bo: hey, looky here.jerome: what's that?bo: i've been trying to figure out what you isjerome: i already figured out what you is.bo: what's that?jerome: you that thing i throw peanuts at.bo: hah-hah. hey, looky here.jerome: what's that?bo: you should be ashamed of yourself.jerome: why?bo: calling people ugly, hee-hee-hee.jerome: i didn't calling you ugly.bo: what'd you say?jerome: i said you was ruined that's all.bo: oh, man. you know somethin'?jerome: what?bo: you look like you been whupped with an ugly stick, hah-hah.third man: man, i ain't got nothin' to do with this but i believe you're tellin'right, hah-hah.<instrumental fade>transcribed by little john.these lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording referencedabove, and are for personal use and research interest only.