Song from 'Man With Tw Brains'

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  1. Eric_L

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    I am hopeful someone can help me. I've googled, I've yahoo'd and even Microsoftd and got no luck.

    In the Steve Martin movie, 'The Man with Two Brains' Steve Martin sings a song, actually a duet with a brain. I think it was the song when they met. The only words I can remember is...

    "If you lika me like I lika you" then something like "then we like us both the same" though I could be wrong on the last part.

    Is this a real song? Where is it from? I am at a loss, plese help. I'd love to buy a MP3 of it if I could only find it...
     
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    Try a search for "Under the Bamboo Tree"
     
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    I have someone singing that song, but it's on an LP, though.
     
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    It is "Under The Bamboo Tree" and was also sung in "Meet Me In St. Louis" by Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien.

    It's been so long since I've seen Man w/2 Brains, I didn't even remember that was in it. [​IMG]

    Rafael.
     
  5. Eric_L

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    you are all so cool. Thank you very much. I so never would have found it myself.
     
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    Under the Bamboo Tree
    Words and Music by Bob Cole
    Verse 1: Down in the jungles lived a maid,
    Of royal blood though dusky shade,
    A marked impression once she made
    Upon a Zulu, from Matabooloo;
    And ev'ry morning he would be
    Down underneath a bamboo tree,
    A waiting there his love to see.
    And then to her he'd sing;

    Chorus: If you lak-a-me, lak I lak-a-you, And we lak-a both the same,
    I lak-a say, this very day, I lak-a-change your name;
    'Cause I love-a-you and love-a-you true, And if you-a love-a-me,
    One live as two, two live as one, Under the bamboo tree.

    Verse 2: And in this simple jungle way,
    He wooed the maiden ev'ry day,
    By singing what he had to say;
    One day he seized her, and gently squeezed her;
    And then beneath the bamboo green,
    He begged her to become his queen;
    The dusky maiden blushed unseen
    And joined him in his song;

    Chorus: If you lak-a-me, lak I lak-a-you, And we lak-a both the same,
    I lak-a say, this very day, I lak-a-change your name;
    'Cause I love-a-you and love-a-you true, And if you-a love-a-me,
    One live as two, two live as one, Under the bamboo tree.

    Verse 3: This little story strange but true,
    Is often told in Mataboo,
    Of how this Zulu tried to woo
    His jungle lady, in tropics shady;
    Although the scene was miles away,
    Right here at home I dare to say,
    You'll hear some Zulu ev'ry day,
    Gush out this soft refrain:

    Chorus: If you lak-a-me, lak I lak-a-you, And we lak-a both the same,
    I lak-a say, this very day, I lak-a-change your name;
    'Cause I love-a-you and love-a-you true, And if you-a love-a-me,
    One live as two, two live as one, Under the bamboo tree.
     
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