I crashed in the jungle while trying to keep a date,
With my little girl who was back in the States.
I was stranded in the jungle, afraid and alone,
Trying to figure a way to get a message back home.
But how was I to know that the wreckage of my plane
Had been picked up and spotted, and my girl in Lover's Lane?

And meanwhile, back in the States

Baby, baby, let's make romance,
You know, your old-time lover hasn't got a chance.
He's stranded in the jungle, glad as he can be,
So come on pretty baby, just you and me.

And meanwhile, back in the jungle

The boys in the jungle had me on the run,
When something heavy hit me like an atomic bomb.
When I woke up and my head started to clear,
I had a strange feeling I was with cooking gear.
I smelled something cooking, and I looked to see
That's when I found out they was cooking me.

And meanwhile, back in the States

Baby, baby, let's make romance,
You know, your old-time lover hasn't got a chance.
He's stranded in the jungle, glad as he can be,
So come on pretty baby, just you and me.

And meanwhile, back in the jungle

I jumped out of the pot and finally got away,
Frantic and worried about what my baby would say.
So I jumped in the ocean and started to swim,
But my chance of survival was getting mighty slim.
So I thumbed down a whale who was heading my way
And I reached the States in about half a day.
And when I got to Lover's Lane, I was almost dead.
But my soul was gone and here's what I said:

Baby, baby, the man is no good.
Oh baby, baby, you should have understood.
You can trust me as long as you need,
So come back pretty baby where you used to be 'cause I love you.

Yeah, I love you.
Oh I love you.

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Stranded in the Jungle Lyrics as written by James Escar Johnson Ernestine Smith

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    i can't believe no one has commented on this song, its a great song and funny too!

    DroppedMidgeton June 17, 2005   Link
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    It's really good, but i prefer the New York Dolls version beter

    shenlong152on July 12, 2006   Link
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    whose the original band to do this?

    americanpsychoWIon December 08, 2007   Link
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    I really enjoy the interplay between the two characters in the song. Quite impressive, and I think the Skulls actually did a pretty good job at giving it an contemporary sound (though still obvious an doo-woop song at heart)

    sokornyon October 26, 2016   Link

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