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Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)

19 Apr 05 - 04:47 AM (#1465081)
Subject: Lyr Req: Take Me Back To The Jungle
From: Ragman

Can anyone please supply the full lyrics for Matt McGinn's little classic, and a great one for getting everyone singing. Am surprised that it is not on Mudcat. Let's remedy that.

It seems to be from a very old, now deleted LP, and couldn't find it on any lyric sites either. The chorus goes something like...

Take me back to the jungle
Let me swing on the trees
From the rabble and the rumble
I just want to be free...


26 Apr 05 - 01:31 PM (#1471389)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGi
From: Susanne (skw)

Sorry, can't help. That particular song is not in his book 'McGinn of the Calton'.


27 Apr 06 - 04:47 AM (#1728598)
Subject: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)
From: Ragman

Thought I'd try this one again. Can anyone help?


27 Apr 06 - 07:17 AM (#1728658)
Subject: Lyr Req: TAKE ME BACK TO THE JUNGLE (Matt McGinn)
From: Big Tim

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.


27 Apr 06 - 02:54 PM (#1729003)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,K.T

Great little song this. Great to "Keep Matt McGinn Singing" , as Pete Seeger instructed the Scottish folkies to do in the 1960īs !


27 Apr 06 - 02:55 PM (#1729005)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST,K.T.

For Matt McGinn stuff check out www.mattmcginn.info or email them.


28 Apr 06 - 12:26 PM (#1729258)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)
From: Big Tim

Not thee K.T.?!


02 May 06 - 07:58 AM (#1731952)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)
From: Ragman

Many thanks, Big Tim. It's strange that this little gem seems to have been forgotten by the recognised McGinn commentators. I think it is a wonderful party piece. I know of only one person in my area who sings this song, but have lost track of him before I could get the words. I searched shops and the internet several times with no success, but you've come up trumps.


22 Dec 09 - 11:30 PM (#2794772)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to the Jungle (Matt McGinn)
From: GUEST

Here it is on YOUTUBE.