Monkey Man

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The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA ) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up. Their 1983 song "Free Nelson Mandela" was a No. 9 U… more »

This one's for the bouncers
Big, big monkey man

Ay-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay
Them a-tell me, you huggin' up a big monkey man
Ay-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay
Them a-tell me, you huggin' up a big monkey man

I never saw you, I only heard of you
Huggin' up the big monkey man
I never saw you, I only heard of you
Huggin' up the big monkey man

It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a-tell me, you huggin' up the big monkey man
It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a-tell me, you huggin' up the big monkey man

Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me
Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me

Ay-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay
Them a-tell me, you huggin' up the big monkey man
Ay-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay
Them a-tell me, you huggin' up the big monkey man

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la

I was on my way to banbury cross
Then I see a monkey upon a white horse
With rings on he fingers, bells on him toes
Sing a little song, wherever he be
'Cause he's a monkey, 'cause he's a monkey
'Cause he's a weedy-weedy-tweedy-weedy monkey man

Ay-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay
Never should you huggin' up the big monkey man
Ay-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay
Never should you huggin' up the big monkey man

Written by: FREDERICK HIBBERT

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Monkey Man