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CIVILIZATION (BONGO, BONGO, BONGO) From the Broadway Musical "Angel In The Wings" (1947) (Bob Hilliard / Carl Sigman) Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters - 1947 Ray McKinley & His Orch. - 1947 Louis Prima & His Orch. - 1947 Jack Smith - 1947 Woody Herman & His Orch. - 1947 ANDREWS SISTERS: Each morning a missionary advertise with neon sign He tells the native population that civilization is fine And three educated savages holler from a bongo tree That civilization is a thing for me to see DANNY KAYE: So bongo, bongo, bongo I don't want to leave the Congo Oh no no no no no Bingle, 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 AS: That no matter how they coax him DK: Yeeeah, I'll stay right here DK: I looked through a magazine the missionary's wife concealed AS: Magazine? What happens? DK: I see how people who are civilized bang you with automobiles AS: You know you can get hurt that way Daniel DK: At the movies they have got to pay many coconuts to see AS: What do they see Danny?) DK: Uncivilized pictures that the newsreel takes of me AS: So bongo, bongo, bongo, he don't want to leave the Congo Oh no no no no no Bingle, bangle, bungle he's so happy in the jungle he refuse to go DK: Don't want no penthouse, bathtub, streetcars, taxis Noise in my ear AS: So no matter how they coax him DK: Yeeeah, I'll stay right here AS: 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 DK: When they've got two weeks vacation They hurry to vacation ground AS: What do they do Danny? DK: They swim and they fish, But that's what I do all year round ALL: So bongo, bongo, bongo I don't want to leave the congo Oh no no no no no Bingle, bangle, bungle I'm so happy in the jungle I refuse to go DK: Don't want no jailhouse, AS: Shotguns, DK: Fish hooks, AS: Golf clubs, DK: I got my spears AS: So no matter how they coax him DK: Yeeeah, I'll stay right here AS: They have things like the atom bomb DK: So I think I'll stay where I a-a-m ALL: Civilization, I'll stay right here (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2002)

    


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