Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey
Little Richard Lyrics


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Goin' to, Kansas city
Gonna get my baby one time, hey, hey
Yes, Kansas City
Gonna get my baby one time, hey, hey
It's just a one-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine

Yes, Kansas City
Gonna bring my baby back home, yea, hey
Kansas City, gonna bring my baby back home
Hey, hey, a long-long time since my baby been gone

Hey-hey-hey-hey (hey-hey-hey-hey)
Hey, baby (hey, baby)
Hey, child (hey, child)
Hey, now (hey, now)
Yes, tell me baby, what's been wrong with you, hey, hey?

Hey-hey-hey-hey (hey-hey-hey-hey)
Hey, baby (hey, baby)
Hey, child (hey, child)
Hey, now (hey, now)
Yes, tell me baby, what's been wrong with you, hey, hey?

Well bye, bye-bye, baby, bye
Woo, so long, bye-bye, baby, I'm gone
Well bye, bye-bye, baby, bye

Hey-hey-hey-hey (hey-hey-hey-hey)
Hey, baby (hey, baby)
Hey, child (hey, child)




Hey, now (hey, now)
Yes, tell me baby, what's been wrong with you, hey, hey?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Little Richard's song 'Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey' are indicative of the genre of rock and roll that Little Richard was known for. The song talks about a person who is going to Kansas City to get their loved one back. The opening lyrics are "Goin' to Kansas City/Gonna get my baby one time, hey, hey/Yes, Kansas City/Gonna get my baby one time, hey, hey." This implies that the person has been longing to see their lover and is going there to reunite with them.


The repetition of 'hey-hey-hey-hey' throughout the song gives it the feel of a chant and is often associated with Little Richard's style of music. The lyrics 'Hey, baby' and 'Hey, child' that are repeated later in the song, add to the overall excitement and energetic feel of the song. The song ends on a note of farewell, with the words "Well bye, bye-bye, baby, bye/Woo, so long, bye-bye, baby, I'm gone/Well bye, bye-bye, baby, bye."


Line by Line Meaning

Goin' to, Kansas city
I am heading to Kansas City


Gonna get my baby one time, hey, hey
I am going to see my baby in Kansas City


Yes, Kansas City
I am specifically going to Kansas City


It's just a one-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine
There's nothing too complex about it, just a simple plan


Gonna bring my baby back home, yea, hey
I am going to take my baby back home with me


Hey, hey, a long-long time since my baby been gone
It's been a really long time since I've seen my baby


Hey-hey-hey-hey (hey-hey-hey-hey)
Vocals to create a rhythm


Hey, baby (hey, baby)
Addressing someone affectionately


Hey, child (hey, child)
Addressing someone affectionately


Hey, now (hey, now)
Addressing someone affectionately


Yes, tell me baby, what's been wrong with you, hey, hey?
Asking someone what's going on with them


Well bye, bye-bye, baby, bye
Goodbye to someone affectionately


Woo, so long, bye-bye, baby, I'm gone
Saying goodbye as I have to leave now




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

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