UkeOke: I Wanna Be Like You

#Ukulele chords (I like) and lyrics to this iconic song from Disney’s The Jungle Book.

   I Wanna Be Like You

Dm A7       Now I’m the king of the swingers, oh, the jungle VIP

A7  Dm      I’ve reached the top and had to stop and that’s what botherin’ me

Dm A7       I wanna be a man, mancub and stroll right into town

A7  Dm      And be just like the other men I’m tired of monkeyin’ around

CHORUS:   [C7 – F  D7  G7  C7  F  C7  F  D7  G7  C7  F – Am]

C7 F D7       Oh, oobee doo, I wanna be like you

G7                 I wanna walk like you

C7 F               Talk like you, too

C7 F               You’ll see it’s true

D7                    An ape like me

G7 C7 F          Can learn to be human too



Dm A7          Now don’t try to kid me, mancub, I made a deal with you

A7 Dm           What I desire is man’s red fire to make my dream come true

Dm A7          Give me the secret, mancub, clue me what to do

A7  Dm             Give me the power of man’s red flower, so I can be like you

CHORUS:   [C7 – F  D7  G7  C7  F  C7  F  D7  G7  C7  F – Am]


Dm  A7  I like your mannerisms,  we’ll be a set of twins

A7 Dm  No one will know where man-cub ends  and orangutan begins

Dm  A7  And when I eat bananas, I won’t peel them with my feet

A7  Dm   Cause I’ll become a man-cub  and learn some etti – keet. 

CHORUS:   [C7 – F  D7  G7  C7  F  C7  F  D7  G7  C7  F – Am]


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4 Responses to UkeOke: I Wanna Be Like You

  1. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    Let me guess — your family saw “The Jungle Book” this weekend.

  2. Anita says:

    JM we laid too much on you…I am sorry we were stinging from the latest…it was rude when you we so considerate as to call….. I have spaced on all…Gavins very important day…..catching up on a regular basis with you and checking in…i had not even been aware of your mums health challenges shame on our Self involvement…..i will try to do better…

    I sometimes just feel like im drowning with Bruces difficulties…he is really OK if not assaulted verbally or otherwise…but that in concert with moms care…Leahs difficulties ( we foolishly thought to be able to be help for her-get treatment…medication…all futile..i am afraid..) business/taxes…animal care ( which is a joy)…sometimes i just feel submerged Anyway i am whining and making excuses….I will do better

    Thank you for calling…we hope to see you in future…we love you all… Give our love to your beautiful children….and sweet talented husband… I was sorry to hear your mom has had so much to deal with …i hope she is stable better..and following docs orders to the letter 😂

    Take care of you…make time for yourself…. ❤️ A

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Goodness Anita please don’t worry about us. We’re fine and worried about you! Sent you an email. HANG IN THERE!! ❤

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