You cheer him up, Jimmy, with your euphoniumLittle red monkey, cute as can be
Oh, Jim, didn`t he love it too? (I got it right!)If you listen, he`ll talk to youHe will chatter the whole day through(monkey sounds)
Now he`s a snappy, happy monkeyLittle red monkey acting so merrilySee how we like this little red monkeyVery troublesome monkey is he
Little red monkeyLittle red monkeyWon`t you stay to tea?
(monkey sounds)He said yes!
Look at the monkey, funny monkeyLittle red monkey, cute as can be
Where is his mama, papa, sister, brother, cousin, rest-of-the-family?Little red monkey, on his own, some very lonesome monkey is he
Listen carefully, Dick and Jimmy, 'cause here is a job for you (what is it?)If you get him into the zoo (the zoo?)He`d do all of his tricks for you (joy!)
Why not drop him a line or two (what for?)Inviting him to the zooFor if we do (then what?)
He`ll be a happy, snappy monkeyLittle red monkey acting so merrilyWe hope you like this little red monkeyVery lonesome monkey is he
Look at the monkey, funny monkeyLittle red monkey, acting so fidgety
Get out your fiddle and play him a tune, DickVery lonesome monkey is he