Fumbling the dozens

Bo Diddley, “I Don’t Like You”

“If you had dynamite for brains, you wouldn’t have enough to blow your nose.”

“You look like a million dollars to me”

“Yeah, what?”

“I ain’t never seen a million dollars. You look like something I ain’t
never seen before.”

Only Bo Diddley can come up with some kind of wack-ass dozens-calling
and make it sound intriguing and even funny. Having to explain it
usually eviscerates all humor, but this tune remains a staple on my
list of funny novelty songs. The annoying incessant opera-singer riff
probably has something to do with that as well. Could this song be a
predecessor of hiphop?