"Hello, Dolly!" is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name. Louis Armstrong's version was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.
"Hello, Dolly!" was first sung by Carol Channing, who starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the original 1964 Broadway cast. In December 1963, at the behest of his manager, Louis Armstrong made a demonstration recording of "Hello, Dolly!" for the song's publisher to use to promote the show. Hello, Dolly! opened on January 16, 1964 at the St. James Theatre in New York City, and it quickly became a major success.
Hello dolly, well hello dolly, It's so nice to have you back where you belong. You're looking swell, dolly, we can tell, dolly, You're still glowing, you're still crowing, you're still going strong.
We feel the room swaying, 'cause the band's playing One of your old favorite songs from way back when, Take her wrap, fellows, find her an empty lap, fellows, Dolly, l never go away, Dolly, l never go away...
Hello Satch! This is Francis, Louie, It's so nice to see you back where you belong, You're back on top, Louie, never stop, Louie, You're still singing, you're still swinging, You're still going strong,
You get the room swaying, when you start in playing One of your great songs, your songs from way back when, Blow your horn, Louie, sing up a great big song, Louie, Promise you won't go away, promise you won't go away, Promise you won't go away again.