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Monkey and Chimp (Abba Dabba Dabba) | Lyrics

from the MMF Songbook



History
"Aba Daba Honeymoon" (Monkey and Chimp) was written by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan in 1914. It was featured in the 1950 film, Two Weeks with Love, starring Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter.

Lyrics

Way down in the congo land sitting in a coconut tree,
There was a monkey and a chimp--and Lordy how she loved him.
Everynight in the pale moonlight sitting in the coconut tree,
These love words she always said to he...

"Abba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba"
Said the monkey to the chimp.
"Abba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba"
Said the chimpee to the monk.
All night long they chattered away.
All day long they were happy and gay,
Swinging and swaying in a honky, tonky way.

"Abba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba dabba"
Said the chimp, "I love but you."
Abba dabba dabba in monkey talk means
"Chimp, I love you too."
Then the ol' baboon, one night in June,
Married them and very soon,
They sailed away on an abba dabba honeymoon.