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Jungle

This song is by Electric Light Orchestra and appears on the album Out of the Blue (1977).

I was standing in the jungle
I was feeling all right
I was wandering in the darkness
In the middle of the night
The moon began to shine
I saw a clearing ahead
But what's that going on
I think I'm outta my head

Chooka chooka, hoo la ley
Looka looka, koo la ley

A hundred animals were
Gathered 'round this night
And they were singin' out
A lovely song under the pale moonlight
I stood and stared for quite a while
Then a lion sang to me and smiled
"Come join us if you so desire"

They sang:
Chooka chooka, hoo la ley
(That's what they sang)
Looka looka, koo la ley
(And it started to rain)
Chooka chooka, hoo la ley
(That's what they sang)
Looka looka, koo la ley

I said, "Now please explain
The meaning of this song you sing
Mm-hmm, mm-hmm"
"Wondrous is our great blue ship
That sails around the mighty sun
And joy to everyone that rides along"

They sang:
Chooka chooka, hoo la ley
(That's what they sang)
Looka looka, koo la ley

And they danced!

Pretty soon, I knew the tune
And we sat and sang under the moon
And the jungle rang in joyful harmony

They sang:
Chooka chooka, hoo la ley
(That's what they sang)
Looka looka, koo la ley
(And it started to rain)
Chooka chooka hoo la ley
(That's what they sang)
Looka looka, koo la ley

"Wondrous is our great blue ship
That sails around the mighty sun
And joy to everyone that rides along"

Chooka-chooka, hoo-la-ley...

Written by:

Jeff Lynne

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