Mudcat Café message #1510533 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82388   Message #1510533
Posted By: Janice in NJ
26-Jun-05 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Cheerful Folk Songs
Subject: RE: Cheerful Folk Songs
Minnie the Moocher was written by Cab Calloway to the tune of a traditional song called Willie the Weeper. Willie the Weeper is not a particularly cheerful song. It's about a drug addict who is destined to die of an overdose.