Sign-up FREE! View Cart Login
HyperLink
2 Online
 
 
Song Details
Rank this week: 51 (↑24)
Duration: 3:19 
Release Date: 7/24/1947  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By:
Released By: RCA Victor 20-2400 (single) (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Better Half Music Co./Music Sales Corp. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #330062561 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Keywords:
Reviews:
A particular favorite of mine when I was a kid, this version by Louis Prima always had more of an appeal to me than the one by Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters.- Stavro Arrgolus
Facts:
  • From the Broadway musical "Angel In The Wings" (1947) (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    ('jungle' noises)

    Bongo, bongo, bongo, I don't wanna leave the Congo
    Oh no no no no no
    No no no no no!
    Bingo, bangle, bungle, I'm so happy in the jungle and I'll tell you
    so you will know

    Each morning, a missionary advertises neon sign
    He tell the native population that civilization is fine
    Every educated savage is hollerin' from a bamboo tree
    That civilization is a thing for me to see

    Whoa, bongo, bongo, bongo, I don't wanna leave the Congo
    Oh no no no no no
    Bingo, bangle, bungle, I'm so happy in the jungle, I refuse to go
    Don't want no bright lights, false teeth, doorbells, landlords
    I make it clear
    That no matter how they coax me, I'll stay right here

    Now, I looked through a magazine the missionary's wife concealed
    I see the people who are civilized bang you with automobile
    At the movies they have got to pay many coconuts to see
    Uncivilized pictures that the newsreel takes of me

    So, bongo, bongo, bongo, I don't wanna leave the Congo,
    Oh no no no no no-

    They hurry like savages to get aboard an iron train
    And though it's smoky and it's crowded, they're too civilized to complain
    When they've got two weeks vacation, they hurry to vacation ground
    They swim and they fish, ha, that's what I do all year round

    So bongo, bongo, bongo, I don't wanna leave the Congo
    Oh no no no no no
    No no no no no!
    Bingo, bangle, bungle, I'm so happy in the jungle, I refuse to go
    Don't want no bright lights, false teeth, doorbells, landlords... streetcars, taxis-
    We make it clear!

    They have things like the atom bomb
    so I think I'll stay where I "ahm"
    Civilization, no no no no no! I stay right here!

    ©1947 Hilliard/Sigman
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    HyperLink  
    Current Rating 10.0 (2 votes)
    Song Images:
    Messages about the song: "Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)"
     
     
    Enter a New Message
    Message:
    RadEditor - HTML WYSIWYG Editor. MS Word-like content editing experience thanks to a rich set of formatting tools, dropdowns, dialogs, system modules and built-in spell-check.
    RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules
       
    Toolbar's wrapper  
    Content area wrapper
    RadEditor's bottom area: Design, Html and Preview modes, Statistics module and resize handle.
    It contains RadEditor's Modes/views (HTML, Design and Preview), Statistics and Resizer
    Editor Mode buttonsStatistics moduleEditor resizer
     
     
    RadEditor's Modules - special tools used to provide extra information such as Tag Inspector, Real Time HTML Viewer, Tag Properties and other.
       

     

     
    Song samples are provided for information purposes only and are intended to enable the users to sample the music (as they are in very low quality) before they take the decision of purchasing the music. This right is expressly permitted under "Fair Use" as nonprofit educational purposes only. The ownership of the copyright of the songs rests with the respective owners.

    Home - News - Forums - Features - Shows - Songs - Artists - About - Friends - Blogs - Search - Help
    © 2004-2019 Mad Music Productions, LLC, all rights reserved. Portions are Copyright by their respective copyright holders.