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Little Richard: Tutti-Frutti Meaning

Song Released: 1955


Tutti-Frutti Lyrics

Bop bopa-a-lu a whop bam boo
Tutti frutti, au- rutti
Tutti frutti, au-rutti
Tutti frutti, au-rutti
Tutti frutti, au-rutti
Tutti frutti, au-rutti
A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boom

Got a gal named Sue, she knows just what to do
Got a gal named Sue,...

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    Bob McIntyre
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    Feb 15th, 2016 2:07pm report


    OMG, the origins of
    Tutti frutti, au-rutti
    Bop bopa-a-lu bop a whop bam boo
    "No, this wasn't Cole Porter. (Though Cole might have enjoyed the original version of the lyric, which was supposedly 'Tutti frutti, good booty,' Little Richard's homage to gay sex, and contained the line 'If it don't fit, don't force it.') But then, these songs weren't meant for playing on the piano in the parlor; they were for dancing or making love, and the beat, not the lyrics, was the essence of the song.




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