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Rank this week: 10 (↑27)
Duration: 3:31 
Release Date: 1969  (peterpuck9) 
Lyrics By: Stevens & Everette (peterpuck9) 
Music By: Stevens & Everette (peterpuck9) 
Produced By:
Released By: Monument Records (sav-man) 
Published By:
  • Ray says that the lyrics of this song were inspired by his purchase of a rhyming dictionary. (sav-man)
  • Reached #8 on the Billboard charts in April 1969. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    He's free as the breeze, He's always at ease
    He lives in the jungle and hangs by his knees
    As he swings through the trees without a trapeze
    In his B.V.D.'s

    He's got a union card and he's practicing hard
    To play the guitar
    Gonna be a big star, yeah, he's gonna go far
    And carry moon beams home in a jar

    He ordered Chet's Guitar course C.O.D.
    Makes "A" and "E" and he's working on "B"
    Digs "C" and "W" and "R" and "B"
    And me and the chimpanzee agree that one day soon he will be a celebrity


    Git it, git it, git it, git it...OW!
    Gitarzan, he's a guitar man
    He's all you can stand
    Give him a hand, Gitarzan
    Ahhh (Jungle Yell), Ahhh, Ahhh

    He's got a girl named Jane with no last name
    Kinda homely and plain but he loves her just the same
    Cuz she kindles a flame and it drives him insane
    When he hears her sing, she really does her thing
    It's her claim to fame, come on, sing one Jane

    Baby, baby
    Ow, baby, baby (scat)
    Baby, baby

    Well, they got a pet monkey
    He likes to get drunky
    And sing boogie woogie and it sounds real funky
    Come on, your time boy, sing one monkey

    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    Let's hear it for the monkey
    On Saturday night they need some excitement
    Jane gets right and the monkey gets tight
    And their voices unite in the pale moonlight
    And it sounds all right, yeah, it's dynamite, it's out of sight
    Let's hear it

    Baby, ahhh, baby, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    Baby, ahhh, baby, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
    Baby, shut up I'm trying to sing
    Baby, ahhh baby...........

    Git it, git it, git it, git it...ow!
    Gitarzan and his jungle band
    They're all you can stand
    Give 'em a hand Gitarzan
    Current Rating 10.0 (5 votes)
    Song Images:
    Messages about the song: "Gitarzan"
    Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-13-18 11:23 PM  -  6 years ago

    Ray Stevens makes a good living in Branson, MO off of all those remakes, so there are indeed a lot of them.

    But I'm going to remain intolerant of this crap. Often, original versions are considered dementia classics and there are a whole lot of fans besides me who know the original from the remakes within the first 10 seconds of hearing one. This is getting zapped as well.

    Just make another page and this can be avoided. Mp3 replacement is the work of moments and I've got all night to do these things. That's how chronic insomnia works.

    Wacky Ben   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  03-13-18 10:34 PM  -  6 years ago
    I guess someone prefers the re-recordings hence why they're constantly replacing the originals.


    And this Is Another Remake By Ray Stevens
    kahnman   Offline  -  Podcast D.J.  -  10-26-17 03:07 AM  -  6 years ago
    And this Is Another Remake By Ray Stevens
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