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It became a number one hit and rescued Liberty Records from near-bankruptcy. The song tells the story of a man in love with a woman who initially does not return his affections. Longing for her companionship, the man goes to see a witch doctor for advice. The wise Witch Doctor replies, "oo ee oo aa aa, ting, tang, walla walla bing bang" a phrase which is repeated three times as the chorus of the song. In the middle of the song, the man tells the woman he loves about his asking the Witch Doctor for advice. The voice of the "Witch Doctor" was in fact Bagdasarian's own voice sped-up to double speed, a technique later exploited by Bagdasarian to create Alvin and the Chipmunks and which he had also used on at least one other pre-Chipmunk song, " The Bird on My Head ". Because of this, it is often referred to as the first song by the Chipmunks; this is not precisely true. For one, only one sped-up "chipmunk-style" voice is featured rather than three such voices singing in harmony.