Bongo Bong Uke tab by Manu Chao

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Am chordAm
Mama was queen of the mambo
Am chordAm
Papa was king of the Congo
Dm chordDm
Deep down in the jungle
G chordG
I start bangin' my first Bongo
Am chordAm
Every monkey like to be
Am chordAm
in my place instead of me
Dm chordDm
cause I'm the king of Bongo
G chordG
baby I'm the king of Bongo Bong
Am chordAm
I went to the big town
Am chordAm
where there is a lot of sound
Dm chordDm
from the djungle to the city
G chordG
looking for a bigger crown
Am chordAm
So I play my boogie
Am chordAm
for the people of this city
Dm chordDm
but they don't go crazy
G chordG
when I'm banging all my boogie
I'm the
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Dm chordDm G chordG
here me when I come baby
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
Nobody like to be
Am chordAm
in my place instead of me
Dm chordDm
cause nobody go crazy
G chordG
when I'm banging all my boogie
Am chordAm
I'm a king without a crown
Am chordAm
and I'm loosing a big town
Dm chordDm
but I'm the king of Bongo
G chordG
baby I'm the king of Bongo Bong

Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Dm chordDm G chordG
here me when I come
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo

Am chordAm
They said that I'm a clown
Am chordAm
making too much dirty sound
Dm chordDm
they said there is no place
G chordG
for little monkey in this town
Am chordAm
Nobody like to be
Am chordAm
in my place instead of me
Dm chordDm
cause nobody go crazy
G chordG
when I´m banging all my boogie

I´m the
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Dm chordDm G chordG
here me when I come
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Dm chordDm G chordG
here me when I come
Am chordAm
Banging all my boogie
Am chordAm
all that swing belongs to me
Dm chordDm
I´m so uppy there´s nobody
G chordG
in my place instead of me
Am chordAm
I´m a king without a crown
Am chordAm
and loosing a big town
Dm chordDm
but I´m the king of Bongo
G chordG
baby I´m the king of Bongo Bong

Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Dm chordDm G chordG
here me when I come
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Am chordAm
King of the bongo
Dm chordDm G chordG
here me when I come

Am chordAm
Mama was queen of the mambo
Am chordAm
papa was king of the congo
Dm chordDm
deep down in a djungle
G chordG
I start bangin' my first Bongo
Am chordAm
Everybody like to be
Am chordAm
in my place instead of me
Dm chordDm
cause I´m the king of Bongo
G chordG
baby I´m the king of Bongo Bong
Am chordAm
Je ne t´aime plus mon amour
Am chordAm
Je ne t´aime plus tout le jour
Dm chordDm
Je ne t´aime plus mon amour
G chordG
Je ne t´aime plus tout le jour

 

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MatsHummels avatar
The G-Chords always comes too early (it should be on "banging" at first appearance for example). In addition the "Je ne t´aime plus" part in the end is wrong, should be:

(Am) Je ne t´aime plus mon amour (Dm) Je ne t´aime plus (G) tout le jour
25 Jan 2010
About this song

"Bongo Bong" is the first solo single by Manu Chao from his first album, Clandestino. It is his most successful and recognisable song