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Hank Thompson

"Rockin’ In The Congo"

[Chorus]
Rockin' in the Congo
Rockin' in the Congo
Listen to the lingo, better start to swing so
Rockin' in the Congo

[Verse 1]
In the African jungle a-way down deep
All of the animals fast asleep
A native boy who was having a jive
Said "I'm gonna make the jungle go come alive"
A-Beatin' on the drum in his native style
You can hear his rhythm up and down the Nile
A lion woke up and he let out a roar
Said "I think I've heard that beat before"
A monkey swung down from high on a limb
Said "I feel that rhythm deep within"
An antelope jumped from behind the trees
Said "It sure sounds mighty fine to me"
An elephant shook his mighty snout
Said "What's this racket all about?"
A hyena laughed said "Nothing's wrong
We're gonna rock the Congo all night long"

[Chorus]
Rockin' in the Congo
Rockin' in the Congo
Listen to the lingo, better start to swing so
Rockin' in the Congo

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 2]
Well an alligator crawled from his watery bed
Turned to the hippo, and here's what he said
He said "Jump back boy, it's time to swing
Can't you hear that rhythm ring?"
An ostrich has his head in the ground
Until he heard that rockin' sound
He started to sing with a "Go man go"
Then he woke up the buffalo
A zebra called to a slick kudu
Said "This is the beat for me and you"
None of the animals have a clock
But everybody knew it was time to rock
Across the plains and high on the hill
Nothing in the jungle could keep still
The native boy was a-going strong
And they rocked the Congo all night long

[Chorus]
Rockin' in the Congo
Rockin' in the Congo
Listen to the lingo, better start to swing so
Rockin' in the Congo

Rockin' in the Congo, baby all night long

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