Riki Tiki Tavi

Album: Open Road (1970)
Charted: 55

Songfacts®:

  • Riki Tiki Tavi is the name of the mongoose in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book who protects a family against a giant cobra. In this, one of Donovan's last songs to make the charts, the character is seen as a victim of society.
  • Donovan recorded this with the Open Road band, which was an acoustic band that he traveled with throughout 1970. There is another version of the song on the Troubadour boxed set that contains drug references. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sara - Silver Spring, MD, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Zabadak from London, EnglandReleased on the Dawn label in the UK.
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