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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?

  • Anonymous user
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    It was a man who wrote it (he was in The Metro newspaper) and a man on the advert too. Everyone learned the lyrics
  • Jubblyjue
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    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.
  • Anonymous user
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    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.
  • Anonymous user
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    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
  • Anonymous user
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    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.
  • Anonymous user
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    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?
  • Anonymous user
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    yeah i had one the other day the locqal shop by me still sells them and they are a tropical drink love em!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Everyone knew the lyrics.....'twas the coolest thing about Um Bongo.
  • Anonymous user
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    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 user
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    I was in portugal the other week there and guess what was in the supermarket in packs of 6 yes it was um bongo