Who Sang King of Bongo? Mano Negra

Mano Negra King of Bongo cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Antoine Chao, Daniel Jamet, Jacques Clayeux, Jose Manuel Chao, Olivier Dahan, Philippe Teboul, Santiago Casariego, Thomas Arroyos, Thomas Darnal
release date: 1991-4-1
genres: Rock Reggae Latin
styles: Alternative Rock/Garage Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:39
mixer: Mark Wallis
Mama was queen of the mambo
Papa was king of the congo
Deep down in the jungle
I started bangin'my first bongo
Every monkey'd like to be
In my place instead of me
'Cause I'm the king of bongo,
I'm the king of bongo bong.
King of bongo
King of bongo bong
King of bongo
King of bongo bong

I went to the big town
Where there is a lot of sound
From the jungle to the city
Lookin' for a bigger crown
So I play my boogie
For the people of big city
But they don't go crazy
When I'm bangin' in my boogie
King of bongo
King of bongo bong
King of bongo
King of bongo bong

'Cause people like disco
And people like house
That's why they don't applause
When I'm bangin' on my bongo
They say that I'm a clown
Makin' too much dirty sound
They say there is no place
For little monkey in this town
King of bongo
King of bongo bong
King of bongo
King of bongo bong

Nobody like to be
In my place instead of me
'Cause nobody go crazy
When I'm bangin' on my boogie
But I don't like no disco
And I don't like the house
'Cause I'm born to rock
I'm born to pogo
King of bongo
King of bongo bong
King of bongo
King of bongo bong

When I'm bangin' on my bongo
All that swing belongs to me
I'm so happy there's nobody
In my place instead of me
I'm a king without a crown
Hangin' loose in the big town
And I'm born to rock
I'm born to pogo
King of bongo
King of bongo bong
King of bongo
King of bongo bong

King of bongo
King of bongo bong
King of bongo
King of bongo bong



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Bring the Fire
  • 2 King of Bongo
  • 3 Don't Want You No More
  • 4 Le Bruit du frigo
  • 5 Letter to the Censors
  • 6 El Jako
  • 7 It's My Heart
  • 8 Mad Man's Dead
  • 9 Out of Time Man
  • 10 Madame Oscar
  • 11 Welcome in Occident
  • 12 Furious Fiesta
  • 13 The Fool
  • 14 Paris la nuit

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin France S.A.
    country(area): France
    format: CD
    barcode: 3268440308408
    script: Latin