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Thread #80389   Message #1728658
Posted By: Big Tim
27-Apr-06 - 07:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)
Subject: Lyr Req: TAKE ME BACK TO THE JUNGLE (Matt McGinn)
I can't guarantee the accuracy of all the words as this is transcribed from an old recording. The recording begins with Matt doing a "Tarzan" like yodel!

TAKE ME BACK TO THE JUNGLE written by Matt McGinn

Take me back to the jungle,
Let me swing on the tree,
From the rabble (rattle?) and the rumble,
I just want to be free.

Matt uses the first verse as a chorus

I'm just a silly little monkey,
Living in the London zoo,
I'f you come along and see me,
I'll sing a little song for you.

CHORUS

If you pick (bring?) me banana and peanuts,
You'll keep me happy a while?
But if you want to hear me laughing,
Bring a little iron file.

CHORUS

Some day that silly oul keeper,
Will come too close to me,
I'll pick the pockets of his uniform,
And steal his cakes for my tea.

CHORUS

Charlie Darwin, he told you,
I'm your ancestor,
Yet you treat me like an animal,
I don't know why, what for.

CHORUS

My love, she's out in the jungle,
She's waiting patiently,
Won't some kind person come along,
And set this little monkey free.