Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York (Broadway & 37th St., New York) : F.B. Haviland Publishing Company, c1908.

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[Verse 1]

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!”

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-doodle-doo”
Way down in Jungle Town.

[Verse 2]
Soon he came to spoon, beneath the moon, with his baboon;
Tho’ another beau who loves her 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 real thing.”



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