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Malcolm Clark 09 Jul 97 - 11:49 PM
Bo 13 Jul 97 - 02:25 PM
Whippoorwill 14 Jul 97 - 04:29 PM
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Malcolm Clark 18 Jul 97 - 12:32 AM
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Subject: Need lyrics for Ricki Ticki Tavi (mongoose is gone
From: Malcolm Clark
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 11:49 PM

I'm looking for words to "Ricki Ticki Tavi". Possible other words "I saw her today on the number 12 bus. You were (or she was) going my way...".


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics for
From: Bo
Date: 13 Jul 97 - 02:25 PM

Are you talking about the movie ?

I saw one on television a few years back that included words like...

It was sung by a bird.

Who has deliverred us who, Sing me his nest and his name! Ricky the valiant the true, Ticky with eyeballs of flame, Ricky the ticky the ivory fanged

I dont remember much more off the top of my head.


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics for
From: Whippoorwill
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 04:29 PM

Bo, Sounds like you're thinking of the Disney adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling story (poem? I forget). Try a collection of Kipling's works.

Malcolm, No can help. Sorry.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RIKI TIKI TAVI (Donovan)
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Date: 16 Jul 97 - 10:14 PM

While Rudyard Kipling DID in fact write the book Riki Tiki Tavi, as well as many others. . . I think you're looking for the song by Donovan Leitch entitled "Riki Tiki Tavi" which goes as follows:

RIKI TIKI TAVI
==============

Better get into what you gotta get into
Better get into it now, no slacking please
United Nations ain't really united
And the organisations ain't really organised

Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone
Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone
Won't be coming around for to kill your snakes no more my love
Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone

(Every)body who read the Jungle Book knows that Riki tiki tavi's a mongoose who kills snakes
(Well) when I was a young man I was led to believe there were organisations to kill my snakes for me
(i.e. the) church i.e. the government i.e. the school
(But when I got a little older) I learned I had to kill them myself

(I said) Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone
Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone
Won't be coming around for to kill your snakes no more my love
Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone

(16 bars instrumental)

People walk around they don't know what they're doing
They bin lost so long they don't know what they've been looking for
Well, I know what I'm a looking for but I just can't find it
I guess I gotta look inside of myself some more

Oh oh oh inside of myself some more
Oh oh oh inside of myself some more

Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone
Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone
Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone
Riki tiki tavi mongoose is gone

I saw you today on a number twelve
Bus you were going my way
My way

Hope This Helps!

Greg Tremblay

GMTREMBLAY@FORTLEWIS.EDU


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics for
From: Malcolm Clark
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 12:32 AM

Thank you to Greg Tremblay for locating the lyrics to this song. I remember hearing it as a child and have been searching for it for a long time. Thank you for your hard work and effort.

Thanks also to Bo and Whippoorwill for your contributions.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Riki Tiki Tavi (Donovan)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 08:34 PM

where can i download this awesome movie?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Riki Tiki Tavi (Donovan)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Jan 07 - 12:22 PM

If it's any help, as a character in "The Jungle Book" (or possibly "The Second Jungle Book") by Kipling, Riki (or Ricky, or Rikki) has frequently been used as a name for an assistant leader in a Cub Scout Pack (previously Wolf Cubs). Much of the basis for Wolf Cubs was from The Jungle Book, and the main leader of any pack was always "Akela" (the she-wolf, mother of the pack). Obviously this is equivalent to the US usage of "Den Mother".
Other names used by assistant leaders were Baloo, Bagheera & Kaa.

CHEERS
Nigel


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