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Um Bongo

I always think it's important to learn a new fact every day. There were big arguments in the office earlier about favourite snacks (more to follow later) but someone mentioned the drink "Um Bongo". I remember the tune from the adverts quite clearly - "Um Bongo, Um Bongo, they drink it in the Congo" - but was that it? No!
Way down deep in the middle of the Congo, a hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango. He stuck it with the others, and he danced a dainty tango.
The rhino said, "I know, we'll call it Um Bongo", Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo.
The python picked the passion fruit, the marmoset the mandarin. The parrot painted packets that the whole caboodle landed in.
So when it comes to sun and fun and goodness in the jungle, They all prefer the sunny funny one they call Um Bongo!

The song was sung by Tony Jackson, a member of the band 'Rage', best known for their 1992 number 4 chart hit, "Run to You".

Thanks to Wikipedia.

2 Responses to “Um Bongo”

  1. # Blogger Schindlersfist

    I was a UN Diplomat to the DRC (Democratic Republic Of Congo) and I can truthly say that at no point in my time there did I see anyone drink Um Bongo  

  2. # Blogger Schindlersfist

    I was a UN Diplomat to the DRC (Democratic Republic Of Congo) and I can truthly say that at no point in my time there did I see anyone drink Um Bongo  

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