The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Kylie Minogue and Monkey Man dancing

Monkey Man is a song written by the reggae band Toots & The Maytals for their album Sweet And Dandy.

This song was performed by The Wiggles and featured on The Wiggles Go Bananas!. It features guest star Kylie Minogue, a famous Australian singer. All the profits of this song went to UNICEF Australia, which The Wiggles and Kylie Minogue are both ambassadors for.

This song was first rehearsed and performed in late 2008 for the "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Tour!".

Song Lyrics

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man

I never saw you, I only heard of you
huggin up the big monkey man
I never saw you, I only heard of you
huggin up the big monkey man

It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a tell me, you huggin up the big monkey man
It's no lie, it's no lie
Them a tell me, you huggin up the big monkey man

Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me
Now I know that, now I understand
You're turning a monkey on me

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man

I was on my way to Banbury Cross,
Then I see a monkey upon a white horse
With rings on he fingers, bells on him toes
Sing a little song, wherever he be
'Cos he's a monkey, 'cos he's a monkey
'Cos he's a weedy little monkey man

Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man
Aye aye aye, aye aye aye
Tell you baby, you huggin up the big monkey man

Song Credits

Frederick Hibbert (Beverly's Records Ltd. Administered by Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.

Duets

Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Kylie Minogue, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins
Backing Vocals: Paul Paddick, Emma Watkins
Dialogue: Antonio Field
Electric Guitar: Anthony Field
Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
Keyboard & Piano: Lachlan Gillespie
Banjo: Anthony Field
Drums: Steve Pace
Steel Drum: Lachlan Gillespie
Drum Programming: Alex Keller

Trivia

  • One verse relates to the rhyme: Ride A Cock-Horse To Banburry Cross.
  • The Wiggles' version is based on The Specials' cover of the song. This is further evidenced by the group wearing the suits that The Specials would often sport in the original 2009 music video.
  • The Wiggles' instrumental track was created for the Ace Karaoke Pop Hits - Volume Hits album.
  • The song was uploaded on The Wiggles' YouTube channel on January 31st 2019. But then later in the year, it eventually got deleted from YouTube.
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