“I Go Ape” Lyrics

Darwin: And now, my masterpiece of evolution. And here they are, with the song of the hat of the book of the film of the tram… from the telephone directory of the same name.

I go ape every time I see you smile
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
I’m a ding-dong gorilla and I’ll carry you caveman-style
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
I’m gonna bop you on the head and love you all the while
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)

Well, I’m a monkey’s uncle and a cousin to a chimpanzee—oh, about a Saturday night
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
I was a-reelin’ and a-rockin’ and a-swingin’ from a coconut tree
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
Oh, honey don’t you see, you bring out the monkey business in me?
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-hup a-hup a!)

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Clive Thacker: I don’t believe it!

(Hup! Hooba!
Hup! Hooba!
Hup! Hooba!
Hup! Hooba!
Hup! Hooba!
Hup! Hooba! Hooba! Hooba!)


Monkey: Hiya, baby!

Ah, honey, don’t you know I’m gonna be true to you?
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
I’ll keep you in bananas and bring you coconuts too
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
And we’ll a-settle down in the nearest county zoo
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)

Oh, ranga-tanga-ting-tong, I’m related to an old King Kong
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
Don’t you say you’re mine with the honky-tonky monkey shine
(A-hup a-choopa, a-hup a-hup a-choopa!)
When you hold my hand, I’m a pre-historic man
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, I go ape!

Darwin: Evolution can do no more! This is where science takes over. Four monkeys for selective service over to you, sir, right?

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 291.