Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Diddley-itous is defined as the "compulsive need to hear music infused with the Bo Diddley beat."
Bo wrote and recorded "Mona" as the B-side of "Hey Bo Diddley" on Checker records in 1957.
In 1965 it was covered by the Rolling Stones on their first third US release "Rolling Stones Now".

I say hey, Mona
Oh, Mona
I say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Mona
Oh, Mona

I tell you Mona what I wanna do
I'll build a house next door to you
Can I see you sometimes?
We can blow kisses through the blinds
Yeah can I out come out on the front
And listen to my heart go bumpety bump
I need you baby that's no lie
Without your love I'd surely die

Download "Mona" by Bo Diddley
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VIDEO: When the Bo Diddley Beat reached Europe in 1964......