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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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    wasn’t there an Adam brace play called “they drink it in the Congo”
  • Anonymous user
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    no...the marmoset picked the passion fruit
  • Anonymous user
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    oh yes that the characters where: mazai-a girrafe hipo-a hippo miki-a kangaroo Leo-a lion bongo-an elephant the bad-some sugars goronel-a gorilla Mali-a cheetah rino-a rhino bô-a bear gaio-a parrot maestro-a monkey
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I remember the drink Um Bongo. It was a cheap drink aimed at kids and was awful! The only reason I even bothered to comment was because I was wondering about the lyrics to the daft advert which I remember! I will never be back so you write what you like. See-Ya!
  • 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
    • Anonymous user
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      it was sung by tony Jackson the lyrics and music are by Andy blackford
  • 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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      no it’s that the whole caboodle landed in
  • 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?