On the Ning Nang Nong

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There’s a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the teapots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can’t catch ’em when they do!
So it’s Ning Nang Nong
The cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
The trees go Ping!
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang!
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

Copyright: from Complete Poems (Penguin, 1997), by permission of Spike Milligan Productions. Recording used by permission of the BBC

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Here are two of Spike's best-known nonsense rhymes, delivered in his distinctive piping voice. Spike was famous for "corpsing", that is ...

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