Lyrics: First verse Down in Jungle Town, the moon shone down without a frown; Soon a shy baboon came out to spoon beneath the moon; Monkey Doodle wagged his noodle, he was Jungle king, She felt flattered when he chattered,"" You're a pretty thing Big bamboo room for two So promise you'll be true."" Chorus Down in Jungle Town, A honeymoon is coming soon; Then you'll hear a serenade To a pretty monkey maid, And in Monkey Land, The chimpanzees sing in the trees ""She'll be true to monkey doodledoo"" Way down in Jungle Town. Town. Second verse Soon he came to spoon, beneath the moon, with his baboon; Tho' another beau Who loves so, won't let her go; King got sore, then softly swore ""His tale of love I'll cut"" First he bit him then he hit him with a cocoanut Hear them sing ""Hail the King! He's Jungle Town's thing."" (Chorus)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php