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HELP! I am looking for authors who aren't Kipling...
Posted by: sazza (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 29, 2006 02:38AM

I am trying to find two poems that my mother used to recite to me as a child. One is called "The Monkey's Jamboree" I think and the other is possibly called "Don't Look". I know they aren't Kipling, however, I can't remember who WERE actually written by. The first one talks about an elephant wanting to see some monkeys dancing and then one of them slams a door on his nose or something. The second one starts off "Don't look in the cupboards or under the stairs..." and finishes with "When Christmas is coming-Don't Look". My mother was born in the 20's, so they could have been from her childhood.


Re: HELP! I am looking for authors who aren't Kipling...
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 29, 2006 07:32PM

I know this isn't the one, but maybe it's based on it?

Zombie Jamboree
by Rockapella


Lyrics:

Hey, Back to back, ha ha ha ha, hey, belly to belly
Yes my friends
Hey, Back to back, ha ha ha ha, hey, belly to belly

It was a zombie jamboree
Took place in the New York cemetery
Oh, it was a zombie jamboree
Took place in the New York cemetery

Zombies from all parts of the island
Some of them are great Calypsonians
Since the season was carnival
They got together in bacchanal
And they were singing

Back to back, ghoul, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, oh oh oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

One female zombie she wouldn't behave
See how's she's dancing out of the grave
In one hand she's holding a quart of rum
The other hand is knocking a conga drum

You know the lead singer starts to make his rhyme
While the other zombie is rockin' in time
One bystander, he had this to say
"It was a trip to see the zombies break away"
Shah! And they were singing

Back to back, mon, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

And they were singing
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Oh, back to back, oh oh oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Hey hey, back to back, everyone we sing, back to back
And belly to belly then back to back
One two three four

Hey, what a zombie jamboree
From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty
Uptown, downtown zombie jamboree
Whoa whoa whoa, yeah yeah

There's a high-wire zombie 'tween the World Trades
A King Kong zombie on the Empire State
But the biggest zombies Tokyo to Rome
The zombies who call the city home

Hah, what they do, huh

Back to back, ghoul, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, oh oh oh, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

And they were singing
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
But I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, ha ha, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

I need the chorus
Back to back, ghoul, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already, yeah
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Back to back, hey
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, ha, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Sing the chorus
Back to back, whoah, belly to belly
Well, I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, ha ha, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

Do the limbo
Back to back to back to back to belly
I don't give a damn 'cause I'm stone dead already
Back to back, mon, belly to belly
It's a zombie jamboree

One more time, yeah
Back to back


Re: HELP! I am looking for authors who aren't Kipling...
Posted by: louhoo62 (70.90.212.---)
Date: December 12, 2008 07:44PM

I know this part of the poem, but have been looking for it myself.

Donít look in the closet or under the bed or in any mysterious nook,
To see what is hidden is simply forbidden when Christmas is coming Ė Donít Look!

Donít pick up a package that comes in the mail to give it a squeeze or a shake.
To guess whatís inside it before they can hide it, thatís really a Christmas mistake.

So close your ears and shut your eyes for a Christmas surprise is much better on Christmas by far.

It seems like it is missing a stansa before the last one, but that's what I know - hopefully it helps. I don't know who wrote it though.


Re: HELP! I am looking for authors who aren't Kipling...
Posted by: charisarkeo (99.31.159.---)
Date: December 08, 2009 04:25PM

Don't Look
by Kathryn Jackson


Don't look in the closets,
Or under the beds,
Or in any mysterious nook
Where things may be hidden--
It's simply forbidden
When Christmas is coming--
Don't look!

Don't take up a package
That comes in the mail,
And give it a squeeze of a shake
To guess what's inside it
Before they can hide it--
That's really a Christmas
Mistake.

Don't listen at bedtime
To hear what they're saying,
Or peep in when doors are ajar.
Hold your ears, shut your eyes,
For a Christmas surprise
Is better on Christmas,
By far!




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