Down in the Jungle
DESCRIPTION: "Down in the jungle Where nobody goes, Lives a big fat mama Who washes her clothes." Some rubbing and dubbing and "That's how she washes her clothes"
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: clothes derivative playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 125, "Down in the Jungle" (1 text)
cf. "Down in the Valley Washing Her Clothes" (the apparent source)
cf. "The First Time I Met Her (Down in the Valley, Down in the Dark Alley)" (form)
NOTES: Google for "where nobody goes" and "clothes" and you'll find references to variations of this song (as well as to "Down in the Valley Washing Her Clothes"). There are "children's" versions where "big fat mama" becomes a gorilla, or crocodile, or an elephant, or "wishy washy washer woman" or "Boogie Woogie Washer Woman." You can also go "down in the cellar" where "the bugs and beetles get in your clothes." - BS
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