Song Lyrics From Around The World

Home | Email Us | 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Christmas | Soundtracks | Web Hosting with TotalChoice

big text small text home back forward print

A BUNCH OF BANANAS (THE HEMING WAY) (Dick Manning / Ogden Nash) Rosemary Clooney & José Ferrer - 1954 (Sound of plane crashing) JOSÉ (Spoken): Huh-huh-huh, my luck she is running very good! BOTH: I got a bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin They keep the hunger out anf the happiness in I got a bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin My luck she is running very good JOSÉ: I fly over jungle and my aeroplane boil No gasoline and I run out of oil I fill the tank with the gin and the banana oil My luck she is running very good (Oo-lay, oo-lay-ee-dee) ROSEMARY: That zebra is red hot mama (Oo-lay, oo-lay-ee-dee) JOSÉ: She is horse in lounging pyjama ROSEMARY: We land in the jungle by the teeth of my skin All the animals crowd around the flying machine JOSÉ: Big gorilla walk up to me and talk very mean He put up his mits, I sock him on the chin Then gorilla and me we begin the Beguine BOTH: With a bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin (Musical Interlude) BOTH: A bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin Make a crazy sandwich full of vitamin Outside you put the bananas and the gin in-between My luck she is running very good JOSÉ: Today I meet tiger, he is hungry for meal So I fed him gin to obtain his goodwill Then when he chase me, he slip on the banana peel My luck she is running very good (Oo-lay, oo-lay-ee-dee) ROSEMARY: He got girls like Indian Rajah (Oo-lay, oo-lay-ee-dee) JOSÉ: I don't need no Rita or Zsa-Zsa ROSEMARY: On Congo we meet a pretty cannibal Queen We are posing for pictures in the Life magazine JOSÉ: She propose poker game to pass the time in-between She promise she make me her King if I win But if I lose, I wind up in her big soup tureen With a bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin TRIVIA: Novelty song based on Ernest Hemingway's 1953 jungle plane crash while on safari in Africa. For nearly a day he was believed dead, but then he emerged from the jungle carrying a bunch of bananas and a bottle of gin, and was quoted as saying: "My luck, she is running very good." (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2008)

    


International Lyrics Playground       Private Guitar Lessons in Connecticut!       Web Hosting with TotalChoice       Click and start earning!       Privacy Policy