I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)

Bruce Reitherman, Louis Prima, Phil Harris

About I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)

"I Wan'na Be like You" is a song from Walt Disney's 1967 film The Jungle Book. The song was written by songwriters Robert and Richard Sherman, and was performed by singer and musician Louis Prima as King Louie, with Phil Harris as Baloo the bear.


Year:
2009
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Now I'm the king of the swingers, the jungle V.I.P 
I reached the top and had to stop 
And that's what bothering me 
I want to be a man, man-cub, and stroll right into town 
And be just like those other men 
I'm tired of monkeying around 
Now don't try to kid me, man-cub, I'll make a deal with you 
What I desire is man's red fire to make my dreams come true 
So give me the secret, man-cub, clue me what to do 
Give me the power of man's red flower so I can be like you 

Ooh-bi-doo, I wan'na be like you 
I want to walk like you, talk like you, too 
You see it's true, an ape like me 
Can learn to be like you, too 

Now don't try to kid me, man-cub, I made a deal with you 
What I desire is man's red fire to make my dream's come true 
So give me the secret, man-cub, clue me what to do 
Give me the power of man's red flower so I can be like you 

Ooh-bi-doo, I wan'na be like you 
I want to walk like you, talk like you, too 
You see it's true, an ape like me 
Can learn to be like you, too 

Break it down boys, break it down boys, break it down 
Break it down boys, break it down boys, break it down 

Now I'm the king of the swingers, the jungle V.I.P. 
I reached the top and had to stop 
And that's what bothering me 
I want to be a man, man-cub, and stroll right into town 
And be just like those other men 
I'm tired of monkeying around 

Ooh-bi-doo, I wan'na be like you 
I want to walk like you, talk like you, too 
You see it's true, an ape like me 
Can learn to be like you, too 

Can learn to be someone like me

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Louis Prima

Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter. Prima rode the musical trends of his time, starting with his seven-piece New Orleans style jazz band in the 1920s, then successively leading a swing combo in the 1930s, a big band in the 1940s, a Vegas lounge act in the 1950s, and a pop-rock band in the 1960s. In each of his musical endeavors, he incorporated his exuberant personality into his act.[citation needed] more »

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Written by: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman

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