I Go Ape
Neil Sedaka Lyrics


The moon is bright above
Oh, what a night for love
And as I hold you near
I whisper in your ear

I go ape everytime I see you smile
I'm a ding-dong gorila and
I carry on cave man style
I'm gonna bop you on the head
And love you all the while

Well, I'm a monkey's uncle
Who's a cousin to a chimpazee
Like I was reelin and rockin
And swingin from a coco-nut tree

Oh, honey can't you see
You bring out the monkey business in me

Orangotango ring-ting-tong
I'm related to old King Kong
Honey won't you say you're mine
With no hunky dunky monkey shine

When you hold my hand
I'm a pre-historic man
I go ape!

Like a barrel of monkeys
On an aba-da-ba honey moon
I go squealin and screechin and howlin
Like a big baboon

Well, baby I'll explode
If you don't come and kiss me soon

Yeah! Ooh!

Ohh... Honey you know that
I'm gonna be true to you
I'll keep you in bananas
and bring you coco-nuts too
And we'll settle down
In the nearest county zoo

Orangotango ring-ting-tong
I'm related to old King Kong
Honey won't you say you're mine
With no hunky dunky monkey shine

When you hold my hand
I'm a pre-historic man
I go ape!

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Written by: HOWARD GREENFIELD, NEIL SEDAKA

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Comments from YouTube:

michael hawkyard

This still excites me as much as the 1st time I heard it at a garden fete in Prescot, Liverpool in 1959, my mum and dad dragging me away from where it was playing. .....That peeanner when it starts is so explosive! Then there's the sax in the middle 8. I am so grateful to have been young when all that stuff was happening.

Farmer George

Me too. It was very popular with travelling fairs, dodgem cars , rides etc. Noisy fairground music. Never tire of hearing this song. Just wonder what the PC brigade would make of it!

Albert Tatlock

This was a great effort at a more rock and roll sound, it's got a great driving pounding piano

Roy Au Meuni

Neil Sedaka pure gold.

PimpMaster

Yesterday, I heard all the cuts on "Pure Gold," which refers to something, only nothing on the LP. But Neil rarely disappoints.

Michael Friedman

Lovely musical performance by Neil Sedaka.

Silvia B.

This is one of my father's favs from that period. :)

Zack Godby

Found this on a 7 inch vinyl for 50 cents, now I can’t stop listening to it. Love this song!

Kat Person

My sister brought this home when it came out. She was telling everyone that it was a ‘new’ type of record made from unbreakable material. So naturally I had to test her claim, so threw it on the floor and though it didn’t smash to pieces, bits of the edges came flying off! I was about 10 then and after my sister’s reaction I’m lucky to still be here today! Let’s say she went ‘Ape’!

hunlandsMom

Overwhelming! I`ve never heard this one before. It sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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