Riki Tiki Tavi

Album: Open Road (1970)
Charted: 55
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  • Better get into what you gotta get into
    Better get into it now, no slacking please
    United Nations ain't really united
    And the organisations ain't really organised

    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone
    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone
    Won't be coming around for to kill your snakes no more, my love
    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone

    Everybody who read the Jungle Book
    Will know that Riki Tiki Tavi's a mongoose who kills snakes
    When I was a young man I was led to believe there were organisations
    To kill my snakes for me
    I.E. the church, I.E. the government, I.E. school
    But when I got a little older I learned I had to kill them myself

    I said, Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone
    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone
    Won't be coming around for to kill your snakes no more, my love
    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone

    People walkin' around, they don't know what they're doing
    They bin lost so long they don't know what they've been looking for
    Well, I know what I'm-a looking for but I just can't find it
    I guess I gotta look inside of myself some more

    Oh oh oh inside of myself some more
    Come on now (baby)
    Oh oh oh inside of myself some more (baby)

    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone
    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone
    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone
    Riki Tiki Tavi mongoose is gone

    (Last time)

    I saw you today
    On the number twelve bus
    You were going my way
    Going my way Writer/s: Donovan Leitch
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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