Lyrics

Way down in the Congoland lived a happy chimpanzee
She loved a monkey with a long tail (Lordy, how she loved him)
Each night he would find her there swinging in the coconut tree
And the monkey gay* at the break of day
Loved to hear his chimpie say

Refrain
“Aba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab” said the chimpie to the monk
“Baba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab” said the monkey to the chimp
All night long they’d chatter away all day long there were happy and gay**
Swinging and singing in their hunky tonky way
“Aba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab” means “Monk, I love but you,”
“Baba, daba, dab” in monkey talk means “Chimp, I love you, too”

*Optional: substitute “gray”
**Optional: substitute “they say”

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