Over the years, I probably have listened to Dion’s “Runaround Sue,” oh, about a gazillion times, and I have also sung it alone and with a crowd (alcohol often being involved), oh, about a half a gazillion times. Not too many peeps actually sing the verses, but everyone sings along with the background vocals.
Everyone sort of has their own version of the “words” in the background vocals, but today, on his Facebook Page, Dion wrote:
HAPE, HAPE, BUM DA HAITI HAITI***
(just for the record, this is the background vocals sounds to “RUNAROUND SUE.”
***When I sang this to the “Del Satins” they thought I was crazy:-D
How farookin’ cool is that?