Harry Belafonte - Monkey Guitar Chords

Harry Belafonte

adult standards, brill building pop, calypso, christmas

Chords: G#, D#, A#, A#7
[Verse 1]

           G#               D#
One Monday morning I got up late
                  A#                D#
And there was Mr. Monkey outside me gate
           G#               D#
One Monday morning I got up late
                  A#                D#
And there was Mr. Monkey outside me gate

[Chorus]

                   D#                 A#
Don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)
                   D#                 A#
Don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)

[Verse 2]

             G#             D#
My girl came over to have a drink
            A#                    D#
I came downstairs and what do you think?
               G#                 D#
The monkey had run and he let her in
                A#                   D#
He poured her a glass of me favorite gin

[Chorus]

                     D#                 A#
I don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)
             D#                   A#
Well I drink gin monkey drink gin too
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)

[Verse 3]

            G#            D#
I ran to de yard to get a stick
                   A#                      D#
But I'm tellin you friends that monkey was quick
               G#                   D#
Cause when I returned much to my disgrace
                  A#                D#
Mr. Monkey had my girl in a manly embrace

[Chorus]
                     D#                 A#
I don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)
                     D#                 A#
I don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)

[Verse 4]

             G#               D#
I went to me bath for a Burma Shave
                  A#             D#
This monkey going put me in a me grave
           G#                  D#
The entire cabinet was laid to waste
         A#                         D#
I had to shave with some Gleem toothpaste

[Chorus]

                     D#                 A#
I don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)
             D#                    A#
Well I go to shave monkey go shave too
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)

[Verse 5]

             G#               D#
Well by this time I was in despair
               A#                    D#
I was using de shoebrush to brush me hair
             G#                   D#
I ask him to leave but he stayed around
             A#                      D#
He pulled de chain and I almost went down

[Chorus]

                     D#                 A#
I don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)
                   D#                 A#
Don't know what to say de monkey wont do
                    A#7                D#
(don't know what to say de monkey wont do)

[Verse 6]

                     G#                      D#
Well me patience run out and I'm telling you sure
                   A#                 D#
Tomorrow I'm going show dat monkey de door
                G#                 D#
And if he don't leave I'm inviting you
                A#                   D#
To me house for dumplings and monkey stew

[Chorus]

                   D#                  A#
Don't know what to say de monkey won't do
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
                     D#                  A#
I don't know what to say de monkey won't do
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
             D#                   A#
When I drink gin monkey drink gin too
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
           D#                                   A#
When I go (rat tat tat) monkey go (rat tat tat) too
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
          D#                    A#
When I go brrp! Monkey go brrp! too
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
          D#                  A#
When I go down monkey go down too
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
          D#              A#
When I go up monkey go up too
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
                   D#                  A#
Don't know what to say de monkey won't do
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
                     D#                  A#
I don't know what to say de monkey won't do
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
          D#                          A#
When I go (smooch) monkey go (smooch) too
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
                   D#                  A#
Don't know what to say de monkey won't do
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
            D#                    A#
When I play drum monkey play drum too
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
                     D#                  A#
I don't know what to say de monkey won't do
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)
                   D#                  A#
Don't know what to say de monkey won't do
                    A#7                 D#
(Don't know what to say de monkey won't do)

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