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I Wan'na Be Like You

This song is by Louis Prima, features Phil Harris and appears on the album The Jungle Book (1967).

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I Wan'na Be Like You
Now, I'm the king of the swingers
Oh, the jungle VIP
I've reached the top and had to stop
And that's what's botherin' me

I wanna be a man, mancub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men
I'm tired of monkeyin' around

Oh, oobee doo (hoopdeewee)
I wanna be like you-hoo-hoo (hapdeedoobydoowop)
I wanna walk like you (cheep)
Talk like you too-oo-o (weebydeebydeewoo)

You'll see it's true (shoobedeedoo)
An ape like me-e-e (scoobeedoobeedoobeep)
Can learn to be
Human too-oo-oo!

Now, don't try to kid me, mancub
I made a deal with you
What I desire is man's redfire
To make my dream come true

Now gimme the secret, mancub
Come on, clue me what to do
Give me the power of man's red flower
So I can be like you

Yoo-hoo-hoo! (hoopdeeweep)
I wanna be like you-oo-oo (hapdeedoobedoobop)
I wanna talk like you (cheep)
Walk like you (cheep), too-oo-oo (weebadeebadoodop)
You'll see it's true-oo-oo (Shhobeedeeboo)
Someone like me-ee-ee (scoobeedoobeedooweep)
Can learn to be
Like someone like me

Take me home, daddy!
Can learn to be
Like someone like you
One more time!
Yeah!
Can learn to be
Like someone like me

Written by:

Richard M. Sherman Wikipedia16, Robert B. Sherman Wikipedia16

Released by:

Disney

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