The Monkey Song Uke tab by Veggie Tales

8 Chords used in the song: F#m, C#7, A, B, G, E7, Bm, C

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(spoken)
Narr: And now it's time for silly songs with Larry,
the part of the show where Larry comes out and
sings a silly song.
Today Larry and Bob are on a photo safari -
hot on the trail of a monkey... or an ape...
we don't know which, hence the song.

F#m F#m C#7 C#7
L: If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey,
F#m F#m
even if it has a monkey kind of shape.
F#m F#m C#7 C#7
If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey,
F#m F#m
if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape.

F#m F#m C#7 C#7
If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey
F#m F#m
B B: let's see if we can catch it on the tape
F#m F#m C#7 C#7
L: you can very plainly see if it's a monkey
F#m F#m
if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape

A A
B B: Look there it goes, there it goes, I don't know
B B
I can't tell if it's a monkey or an ape

(spoken)
L: It's very simple, Bob,
F#m F#m C#7 C#7
If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey
F#m F#m
if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape

(spoken)
B B: Uh larry, I'm not so sure...
F#m F#m C#7 C#7
L: ooga booga isn't that a monkey
F#m F#m
B B: ooga booga maybe it's an ape
C#7 C#7
L: if it's a nickel or a salad or a pillow
F#m F#m
if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape

F#m F#m
B B: If it doesn't have a tail
C#7 C#7
L: not a monkey
F#m F#m
B B: are you sure that's what you really mean to say?

A A camera has no tail
C#7 C#7
L: it's not a monkey
F#m F#m
if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape

(vamp - spoken)
B B: Huh, I think there's something wrong
with your logic, Larry
L: Well Bob, the lady at the zoo said it,
and who am I to tell her that she's wrong?
if there's a tail, it's a monkey, no tail, ape.
It's easy.

F#m F#m
B B: But Larry, a kite has a tail
C#7 C#7
L: Then it's a monkey
C#7 C#7
B B: A A comet has a tail
F#m F#m
L: It's a monkey

B B: A A bubble doesn't...
C#7 C#7
L: then it's not a monkey
C#7 C#7
if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey
F#m F#m
B B: it's an ape?

(spoken)
L: Exactly... I knew you'd catch on.
B B: Larry, we might need to talk about this,
I don't think the lady at the zoo meant...

A A
L: look there it goes in the trees, follow me,
B B
It's gotta be a monkey or an ape

D D (rapid strum)
I can't believe it's true,
G G
all this time I've searched for you,
E7 E7
snap the picture take the shot
A A
we're among the lucky few,
Bm Bm
we finally did it photographer,
C C
we've discovered what we're after
A A
let me look, is it an ape?

(spoken)
B B: Larry, this is a disaster
L: It's a monkey!
B B: Larry, that's a cow, not a...
L: That was exhilarating let's find more!

F#m F#m C#7 C#7
If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey,
F#m F#m
even if it has a monkey kind of shape.
F#m F#m C#7 C#7
If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey,
F#m F#m
if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, it's an ape.

(spoken)
Narr: This has been silly songs with Larry
Tune in next time to hear Bob say:
B B: Uh Larry, you don't have a tail
L: I don't?
B B: Nope, and neither do I
L: I wouldn't be so sure about that Bob
B B: W-what do you mean?
L: Oh nothin'

(rapid strum) F#m F#m

 

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