Who Sang Chincherinchee? Perry Como

Perry Como Dream Along With Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Vocal/Easy Listening
length: 2:28
performer: The Ray Charles Singers
orchestra: Mitchell Ayres and His Orchestra
Lyrics
Where the jungle trees are tall
Grows a flower sweet to see
It's a purdy flower they call "Chincherinchee!"

There a boy sang all day long
To a maiden tenderly
And he called her in his song "Chincherinchee!"

While the tom toms played
He sang his serenade
In the moonlight:
"Sweet Chincherinchee, you're divine,
Sweet Chincherinchee say you're mine!
Say you'll be mine my whole life through!
Sweet Chincherinchee, I love you!"

Everyone will agree
She's as sweet as can be
She's so kissable and caress-able "Chincherinchee!"

Everybody can see
How exciting is she
She's embraceable, irreplaceable "Chincherinchee!"

While the tom toms played
He sang his serenade . . .

< instrumental verse >

Every night they used to meet
By a tall banyan tree
Where he sang his heart to sweet "Chincherinchee!"

While the tom toms played
He sang his serenade
In the moonlight:
"Sweet Chincherinchee, you're divine,
Sweet Chincherinchee say you're mine!
Say you'll be mine my whole life through!
Sweet Chincherinchee, I love you!"

"Sweet Chincherinchee, you're divine,
Sweet Chincherinchee say you're mine!
Say you'll be mine my whole life through!
Sweet Chincherinchee, I love you!"

Words and Music by John Jerome, 1956

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Me and My Shadow
  • 2 Without a Song
  • 3 More Than You Know
  • 4 Blue Skies
  • 5 My Melancholy Baby
  • 6 Girl of My Dreams
  • 7 Chincherinchee
  • 8 If I Loved You
  • 9 They Say It's Wonderful
  • 10 I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
  • 11 Oh, How I Miss You Tonight
  • 12 Dream Along With Me (I'm on My Way to a Star)

  • Release information
    label: RCA Camden
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin