Deep In the Jungle

Words and Music by Joe Scruggs
©1987 Educational Graphics Press, Inc.

Deep in the jungle where they don't deliver mail,
Three little monkeys were hanging by their tails,
And whenever they didn't have anything to do
They'd go down to the river and call out,
"YOO-HOO, YOO-HOO, OH, YOO-HOO,
Mr. Crocodile, Mr. Crocodile."

They'd stick their thumbs in their ears and say, "Oh, Crocky, dear."

"NANNY NANNY BOO BOO you can't catch us
Even if you wanted to.
NANNY NANNY BOO BOO you can't catch us
NANNY NANNY BOO BOO to you."

Now, old Mr. Crocodile, he's lazy and fat
Yeah, but he's no dummy he knows where it's at.
He says, "Little monkey, there's water in my ear,
Come a little closer so that I can hear."

Then all of a sudden and just like that
Mr. Crocodile's mighty jaws go snap.

Deep in the jungle where there are no power lines,
Two little monkeys were swinging from the vines,
And whenever they didn't anything to do
They'd go down to the river and they'd say,
"YOO-HOO, YOO-HOO, OH, YOO-HOO,
Mr. Crocodile, Mr. Crocodile."

They'd stick their thumbs in their ears and say, "Oh, Crocky dear."

"NANNY NANNY BOO BOO you can't catch us
Even if you wanted to.
NANNY NANNY BOO BOO you can't catch us
NANNY NANNY BOO BOO to you.

Now, old Mr. Crocodile just lies in the sun
While the two little monkeys are having their fun,
And he says, "Little monkeys you've got nothing to fear
Come a little closer so that I can hear."

Then all of a sudden and just like that
Mr. Crocodile's mighty jaws go snap.

Deep in the jungle where there are no telephones,
One little monkey was playing all alone,
And whenever he didn't have anything to do
He'd go down to the river
And call out, "YOO-HOO, YOO-HOO, OH, YOO-HOO,
Mr. Crocodile, oh, Mr. Crocodile."

He'd stick his thumbs in his ear and say, "Hey Crock over here."

"NANNY NANNY BOO BOO, you can't catch me
Even if you wanted to.
NO, NO, NANNY NANNY BOO BOO you can't catch me
NANNY NANNY BOO BOO TO YOU."

Now old Mr. Crocodile knows what to do
He waits 'til the monkey is through and
He says, "Hey little monkey, if you'd like to play
Come a little closer and MAKE MY DAY."

Then all of a sudden and just like that
Mr. Crocodile's mighty jaws go snap.

Deep in the jungle where nobody sees,
Old Mr. Crocodile is fat as can be,
And whenever he doesn't have anything to do
He swims and he sings,
"ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, NANNY NANNY BOO BOO TO YOU!"