Um Bongo

"Way down deep in the middle of the Congo, A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango. He stuck it with the others and he danced a dainty tango. The rhino said, "I know... we'll call it Um Bongo!" Um Bongo, Um Bongo, they drink it in the Congo! The python picked the passion-fruit, The marmoset the mandarine, the parrot painted packets that the whole caboodle landed in. So when it comes to sun and fun and goodness in the jungle, they all prefer the sunny, funny one they call Um Bongo!"

Does anyone else remember this yummy drink? I loved it!!

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Do You Remember Um Bongo?

Do You Remember Um Bongo?

  • Julia on 2012-05-26 16:29:18
    It was a man who wrote it (he was in The Metro newspaper) and a man on the advert too. Everyone learned the lyrics
  • Julie on 2009-10-21 08:17:15
    I bought some Um bongo last week, was so excited to have found it in Morrisons but it was sooooo disapointing, tasted nothing like I remember, very watery and tastless.
  • UrbanHippy on 2009-02-02 13:24:47
    I was talking about this only last night... I must hunt it down. Everyone had an um bongo and a club in their lunch box in primary school.
  • heidimarie on 2008-10-20 11:36:14
    OMG! I loved Um Bongo! When i was in the 6th form, all my mates would be getting bladdered on white lightening and there'd be me with a litre of um bongo! Sad. X
  • Ains on 2008-07-18 10:48:26
    Thanks for clearing up the lyrics. I used to think (up until now) that it said 'the parrot painted packets that "the hoker poker" landed in' lol. I always wondered what one was. Now I know.
  • thecholl on 2007-11-02 18:51:04
    The ads were brilliant. Looking back on it now, I expect the drinks were full of fructose, which isn't good for you as too much can make you obese. But still, what is good for you these days which is sweet and tasty?
  • amy newman on 2007-07-14 23:42:05
    yeah i had one the other day the locqal shop by me still sells them and they are a tropical drink love em!!!
  • Anonymous on 2006-08-21 16:39:27
    Everyone knew the lyrics.....'twas the coolest thing about Um Bongo.
  • Anonymous on 2006-05-27 22:43:11
    how did anyone manage to catch all the words to that advert.? i used to mutter it all until i got to the um bongo, um bongo bit at the end.
  • Anonymous on 2006-03-31 23:22:12
    I was in portugal the other week there and guess what was in the supermarket in packs of 6 yes it was um bongo
  • Anonymous on 2006-03-01 23:05:12
    For a little while they also did a drink called un ognob or something like that- which in my opinion tasted better!
  • Anonymous on 2006-02-25 12:23:56
    UM BONGO! I remember the colourful adverts, loved to drink aswell.
  • Anonymous on 2006-02-22 15:34:29
    Samantha do you mean your friend sung it at school or sung it on the advert? If it was the advert, she must have had a very deep voice!!
  • Anonymous on 2006-02-21 22:56:57
    yes,um bongo it was a nice sweet orange coloured drink,i remember the tv adverts,also available in little cartons with straws! catchy tune ,brings back memories.age 32
  • Anonymous on 2006-02-13 22:23:50
    The song was sung by a girl at my School. I think her name was Cathy and she had red hair.
  • Anonymous on 2006-02-10 20:19:44
    Moonshine moonshine, looks pretty wierd but it tastes just fine! I remember it! I wish they would bring it back. Um Bongo can still be bought in all good supermarkets.
  • Anonymous on 2006-02-08 20:27:28
    I sure can remember um bongo fab drink. But can anyone remember the fruit drink called moonshine. It was a strawberry and rasberry tasting drink in the same sized carton as um bongo.