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Lyr Req: Civilization (Bingo Bango Bongo)

GUEST 29 Nov 02 - 09:34 AM
Roger the Skiffler 29 Nov 02 - 09:51 AM
Roger the Skiffler 29 Nov 02 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,Moleskin Joe 29 Nov 02 - 10:29 AM
Steve Parkes 29 Nov 02 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,blarneystar 02 Apr 09 - 04:47 PM
Gene 02 Apr 09 - 11:21 PM
GUEST,iancarterb 03 Apr 09 - 10:49 PM
GUEST,Tom 24 Nov 09 - 06:19 PM
Gurney 25 Nov 09 - 01:11 AM
GUEST 22 Nov 10 - 11:21 PM
Q 23 Nov 10 - 03:35 PM
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Subject: Bingo Bango Bongo
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 09:34 AM

Can anyone say who recorded the popular song whose chorus was "Bingo Bango Bongo, I Don't Want to Leave the Congo."


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Subject: RE: Bingo Bango Bongo
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 09:51 AM

1)Andrews sisters and Danny Kaye
2)Ray McKinley
3)Louis Prima
4)Jack Smith
5)Gary Meek
6)Tom Coster

RtS
(according to All Music Guide & Amazon)


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Subject: RE: Bingo Bango Bongo
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 09:55 AM

and I should have added Google to my sources on the last thread
It seems to be called "Civilization" by the way, a hit in 1947
and was also recorded by old blue eyes:

Track Title:               Civilization


Prime Artist:             Frank Sinatra
Written by:                Carl Sigman
Written by:                Bob Hilliard


Lyrics:
Each morning the missionary advertises on the neon sign,
It tells the native population that civilization is fine.
And pre-educated savages holler from the bamboo tree
That civilization is not for me to see.

Chorus:
Oh bongo bongo bongo, I don't wanna leave the
Congo oh no, no, no, no, no,
Bingle bangle bongle, I don't wanna leave jungle,
I refuse to go.
I don't want landlords, junkyard, cocktails, caviar,
I'll make it clear that no matter how they coax me,
I'll stay right here.

I looked through a magazine a missionary's wife concealed.
I see how people who are civilized bang you with automobile.
When they have two weeks' vacation, they hurry to vacation grounds,
They swim and they fish, but that's what I do all year round.

Chorus:
Oh bongo bongo bongo, I don't wanna leave the
Congo oh no, no, no, no, no,
Bingle bangle bongle, I don't wanna leave jungle,
I refuse to go.
I don't want landlords, junkyard, cocktails, caviar,
I'll make it clear that no matter how they coax me,
I'll stay right here.

They have things like the atom bomb,
So I think I'll stay here where I am,
Civilization, I'll stay here.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Bingo Bango Bongo
From: GUEST,Moleskin Joe
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 10:29 AM

Many thanks RtS. It is the very first song I have any recollection of. That and "Open the Door Richard".


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Subject: RE: Bingo Bango Bongo
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 29 Nov 02 - 10:38 AM

Blimey, Roger, that takes me back!


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Subject: RE: Bingo Bango Bongo
From: GUEST,blarneystar
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 04:47 PM

I wonder if Ray Davies had this in the back of his mind when he wrote the Kinks song "Ape Man" - "I dont feel safe in this world no more, I dont want to die in a nuclear war, I want to sail away to a distant shore, And make like an ape man."


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Subject: Lyr Add: CIVILIZATION (BONGO BONGO BONGO)
From: Gene
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 11:21 PM

Another version of the lyrics!

Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)
The Andrews Sisters with Danny Kaye
- written by Bob Hilliard and Carl Sigman
- as recorded September 27, 1947 in Los Angeles by The Andrews Sisters
with Danny Kaye and Vic Schoen & His Orchestra.

Each morning, a missionary advertises neon sign
He tells the native population that civilization is fine
And three educated savages holler from a bamboo tree
That civilization is a thing for me to see

   So bongo, bongo, bongo, I don't wanna leave the Congo, oh no no no no no
   Bingo, 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
   That no matter how they coax him, I'll stay right here

I looked through a magazine the missionary's wife concealed (Magazine? What happens?)
I see how people who are civilized bung you with automobile (You know you can get hurt that way Daniel?)
At the movies they have got to pay many coconuts to see (What do they see, Darling?)
Uncivilized pictures that the newsreel takes of me

   So bongo, bongo, bongo, he don't wanna leave the Congo, oh no no no no no
   Bingo, bangle, bungle, he's so happy in the jungle, he refuse to go
   Don't want no penthouse, bathtub, streetcars, taxis, noise in my ear
   So, no matter how they coax him, I'll stay right here

They hurry like savages to get aboard an iron train
And though it's smokey and it's crowded, they're too civilized to complain
When they've got two weeks vacation, they hurry to vacation ground (What do they do, Darling?)
They swim and they fish, but that's what I do all year round

   So bongo, bongo, bongo, I don't wanna leave the Congo, oh no no no no no
   Bingo, bangle, bungle, I'm so happy in the jungle, I refuse to go
   Don't want no jailhouse, shotgun, fish-hooks, golf clubs, I got my spears
   So, no matter how they coax him, I'll stay right here

They have things like the atom bomb, so I think I'll stay where I "ahm"
Civilization, I'll stay right here!


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Subject: RE: Bingo Bango Bongo
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 10:49 PM

So on Wednesday of this week the newest of the baby goats at the Victoria BC Children's Farm in Beacon Hill Park were triplets named Bingo, Bango and Bongo. In a couple of weeks I'll ask the director/owner of the farm which version of the song SHE remembers, since she named them.
Super cute, as teeny goats are, of course.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Civilization (Bingo Bango Bongo)
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 06:19 PM

I believe Elaine Stritch sang this song first in the Broadway revue, ANGELS IN THE WINGS in 1947.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Civilization (Bingo Bango Bongo)
From: Gurney
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 01:11 AM

I have it by someone else, maybe Alma Cogan, on a retrospective.
If it matters to someone, I'll check.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Civilization (Bingo Bango Bongo)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 10 - 11:21 PM

Please check! I remember my mother had an old 78 of it and it sounded like Ella Fitgerald or someone of color singing it. I wish I knew where it was because it is a favorite childhood memory!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Civilization (Bingo Bango Bongo)
From: Q
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 03:35 PM

Written by Bob Hilliard ad Carl Sigman, aka Bingo, Bango, Bongo.
Registered ASCAP.
Original singers of the song: Andrews Sisters, Jack Smith, Danny Kaye, Ray McKinley, G. Miller, Louie Prima, Frank Sinatra, E. Stritch.

Not listed in Ella Fitzgerald Discography :
http://ellafitzgerald.altervista.org/songs.htm


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