Do You Know What I Idi Amin


Four blocks back I flipped my sack down
At Roscoe’s for some fatback
Sheila Schwartz’s sister Shomoe shucks schmeckels
At the seashore on Shaboose

Do you know what I Idi Amin Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin

???? Kitten sitting on the stoop
He’s a Manhattan ???? and looking so cute
Vladimir Tittler was a whoo-hoo of a man
His dad is on his back and his mama’s eating spam

Do you know what I Idi Amin Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin

Shark Skin Charles and Water Melon Head
Woke up this morning with weebles in their bed
And Hazel climbs the stairs, cause she don’t give a damn
I’m gonna eat all the mighty fine pudding that I can

Do you know what I Idi Amin Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin Amin
Do you know what I Idi Amin


Words and music by Chuck E Weiss and Tom Waits
©1999 Chuck E. Weiss Music (ASCAP) / Jalma Music (ASCAP)



Produced by Tom Waits
Engineered by Mike Hutchinson
Recorded at Jon Herron’s Studio

Chuck E Weiss: Vocals
Tom Waits: Vocals
Jon Herron: Organ
Tony Gilkison or J J Holiday (?): Guitar
Will McGregor or Rick Vito (?): Bass
Drums: Nick Vincent

Time: 5.33

Track 11 on Chuck E Weiss’ album ‘Extremely Cool’ 1999
Track 4 on the bootleg album ‘Tales from the Underground Volume 5’