Archive: 26 August 2006

I have a sneaking suspicion (well, based on what he says in the guide to his new album) that Robbie Williams is covering Manu Chao’s “Bongo Bong” with Lily Allen on guest vocals.

The only reason why i’m not 100% sure is because he seems to have changed the name of the song to “King of the Bongo”


Mama was queen of the mambo
Papa was king of the Congo
Deep down in the jungle
I started bangin’ my first bongo
Every monkey’d like to be
In my place instead of me
Cause I’m the king of bongo, baby
I’m the king of bongo bong
I went to the big town
Where there is a lot of sound
From the jungle to the city
Looking for a bigger crown
So I play my boogie
For the people of big city
But they don’t go crazy
When I’m bangin’ in my boogie
I’m the “king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong”
Hear me when I come
King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong
They say that I’m a clown
Making too much dirty sound
They say there is no place for little monkey in this town
Nobody’d like to be in my place instead of me
Cause nobody go crazy when I’m bangin’ on my boogie
I’m the king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong
Hear me when I come
“King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong”
Bangin’ on my bongo all that swing belongs to me
I’m so happy there’s nobody in my place instead of me
I’m a king without a crown hanging loose in a big town
But I’m the king of bongo baby I’m the king of bongo bong
King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong
Hear me when I come, baby, king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong

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