Riki tiki tavi

 

    F - C - G (2x)

 

             F                        C                        G

1. You better get into what you got to get into,

             F                        C                          G

    you better get into it now, no slacking please.

            F               C                        G

    The United Nations ain't really united,

                  F                    C                      G

    and the organisations ain't really organised.

 

  F                  C                    G

Riki tiki tavi mongoose has gone,

  F                 C                     G

Riki tiki tavi mongoose has gone.

                 F                               C                              G

Won't be coming around for to kill your snakes no more, my love,

  F                  C                     G

Riki tiki tavi mongoose has gone.

 

               F                                         C

2. Everybody who read the Jungle Book knows

                       G

    the Riki tiki tavi is a mongoose who kills snakes.

                                   F                                       C                  

    But when I was a young man, I was led to believe

                                                 G

    there were organisations to kill my snakes for me,

                     F        C                            - G

    i.e. the Church, i.e. the Government,        i.e. School,

                                       F                                  C                           G

    but when I got a little older I learned I had to kill my snakes myself.

 

+ CHORUS      F - C - G (4x)

 

       F                                          C                                    G

3. People walking around, they don't know what they're doing,

              F                                   C                                              G

    they been lost so long, they don't know what they're looking for.

                   F                                  C                         G

    Well, I know what I'm a-looking for, but  just can't find it,

        F                            C                                 G

    I guess I gotta look inside of myself some more.

 

 

 

 

 

F              - C           G

    Oh, oh,      oh, inside of myself some more

F              - C           G

    Oh, oh,      oh, inside of myself some more

 

  F                  C                     G

Riki tiki tavi mongoose has gone,

  F                 C                     G

Riki tiki tavi mongoose has gone.

  F                  C                     G

Riki tiki tavi mongoose has gone,

  F                 C                    G

riki tiki tavi mongoose has gone.

 

    F  C               G                                  F

    I  saw you today, on the number 12 bus,

                     C             G               F     C     - G

    you were going my way, going my way.

 

    (Donovan)