The original

Everybody who grew up in Sweden in the 1970s is familiar with ”Hey baberiba!”. My children only know it as ”Smurf baberiba” and asked about its origins. I realised it probably was not original with Rockfolket either and did a bit of googling and found that it is in fact an old Lionel Hampton piece: “Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop”. It swung even then.


Martin said...

Rockfolket's drummer Burken used to drive the school bus around my area.

Martin said...

Did I say drummar? Lead singer! Lead singer!

kai said...

And accordionist, let us not forget that.

It makes me feel good that you can run into rock stars on the school bus. :-)