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Rank this week: 35 (↑12)
Duration: 4:48 
Release Date: 1984  (karlap) 
Lyrics By: Karl Brown and Matthew McQueen (karlap) 
Music By: Karl Brown and Matthew McQueen (karlap) 
Produced By: Tony Kramedas and Automatic Pilot (karlap) 
Released By: Brown and McQueen Music (ASCAP) (karlap) 
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Licensing: ASCAP  #493026776 
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Facts:
  • Featured on The Mad Music Show "Animals" epsiode #86, July 22, 2007 (karlap)
  • Eleven consecutive appearances on Mad Music Dementia Top 20 from 7/13/2007 through 9/21/2007. Fourteen total appearances thru 11/16/2007, including one at #2 and one at #3. (karlap)
  • Featuring special guest artists Gary Duncan, electric guitar (from Quicksilver Messenger Service) Frank Zincovage, bass guitar (Romeo Void) and renowned jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo (best known as Sheila E's dad) (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I went to the water
    To find me an otter
    When I found one
    I sat down and taught her
    She had something
    To teach me, too.
    She had somewhere
    To lead me through.

    I thought I was crazy
    Everything got hazy
    She spoke with her eyes
    Her name was Tracy.
    She said something
    Really strange.
    She said something
    I couldn't explain.

    **(Chorus:)**
    Your luck is bad?
    Can't find love?
    I know a secret.
    Your luck will change
    Love will come.
    I know a secret:
    SAY MONGOOSE
    SAY MONGOOSE!

    She broke into laughter
    As I ran after
    Almost caught her
    She was faster.
    I remember
    She sang to me.
    I remember
    She dove in the sea.

    Then she said something
    SOMETHING!

    Mama like the mongoose
    Mongoose takes the cake
    Mongoose save baby
    From a belly ache.

    Mama like the mongoose
    Mongoose takes the cake
    Mongoose save baby
    From the cobra snake.

    SAY MONGOOSE!

    I started to speak
    To call out her name
    The surf was pounding
    All through my brain.
    She was still laughing
    As she dove in the sea.
    She was still laughing
    Laughing at me.

    I never did find her
    I always walk by here
    Sometimes I get lonely
    And watch the moon die here.
    I sing songs
    She taught to me.
    I sing songs
    She taught to me.

    **(Chorus)**
    **(Chorus)**

    I know a secret.
    **(repeat and fade)**

    (karlap)
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