Witch Doctor
Seville David Lyrics


I told the witch doctor I was in love with you
I told the witch doctor I was in love with you
And then the witch doctor he told me what to do

He said that
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
I told the witch doctor you didn't love me true
I told the witch doctor you didn't love me nice
And then the witch doctor he game me this advice

He said that
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

You've been keeping love from me just like you were a miser
And I'll admit I wasn't very smart
So I went out and found myself a guy that's so much wiser
And he taught me the way to win your heart

My friend the witch doctor he taught me what to say
My friend the witch doctor he taught me what to do
I know that you'll be mine when I say this to you

Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

You've been keeping love from me just like you were a miser
And I'll admit I wasn't very smart
So I went out and found myself a guy that's so much wiser
And he taught me the way to win your heart

My friend the witch doctor he taught me what to say
My friend the witch doctor he taught me what to do
I know that you'll be mine when I say this to you

Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang.
Come on, oo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang
Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang

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Written by: ROSS BAGDASARIAN

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PJ Riverdale

This predates " The Chipmunks" Christmas song.
David Seville, real name Ross Bagdasarian was a west coast pop band leader who as much as anybody refined the method of recording vocals at extremely slow speed than playing back at "normal" speed to create the high pitched voices on this and the later " Chipmunk" releases.
One thing to note, on the high pitched parts , the lyrics are extremely enunciated in normal voice at the slower speed so that in playback, the words are delivered in clear diction.
The Chipmunks, which did not exist beyond altered voices on tape eventually became a 60s TV cartoon series with an animated David Seville as the,uh, parent figure for 3 manic rodents.
Various versions of the Chipmunk characters have aired on TV through the years and a live action/ CGI film was released.
" Witch Doctor" is where it all started.

PJ Riverdale

@Pablo C The ability to maintain the original key was never possible in analog purely by changing tape speed. The key lowered or raised as speed changed.
One could work out harmonies as evidenced by the Les Paul and Mary Ford records and copied on the Chipmunk records by altering playback speed.
In Analog, with a VSO ( variable speed oscillator), one could also raise or lower pitch to match a root note or key, but the actual speed of the passage would be altered if not worked out in advance.
Eventide Harmonizers were a step in the direction of feeding a passage in and then layering harmonies.
One of the advantages of digital production is that all the laborious timing and harmonic calculations are already done for you.

Pablo C

Was there I way back then to increase pitch without changing the speed? Is that only possible thanks to computers?

Vern Stevenson

Which Is True Because That’s How Alvin And The Chipmunks Was Created

Carly Steffen

And The Chipmunks were named after members of the Liberty Records staff: Alvin “Al” Bennett (the president), Simon “Si” Waronker (the chairman/founder), and Theodore “Ted” Keep (the engineer).

Robin Chesterfield

And that's also the same way they got comedic fast-motion sequences as in old movies..._under_crank WHILE filming, then play back normal speed. I just thought that was interesting, that the exact same thing works for both sound and video. :)

Dakota-Aaron Davis

Some one should make a movie about this guy.

Geoffery Williams

@alexe. I meant the 50's lol. They didn't really tale off till the 90's but yeah.

alexe.

@Geoffery Williams he created the Chipmunks in 1958

Geoffery Williams

The man was a best selling musician and created Alvin and the chipmunks in the 90's and he played himself in the Alvin and the chipmunk series. Poor guy died in 1972.

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