Djambo, Djambo

Peter, Sue & Marc

(Switzerland 1976)

The birds have known the old man for many years 
His eyes have seen so much and look so mild 
He's up at four, and early every morning 
He feeds them and feels happy like a child 

Once he was a clown in the arena 
People said the best there ever was 
Now they call him good old Djambo Djambo 
But in his dreams, he still hears the applause 

Hey hey hey... hey hey hey... Djambo Djambo 
Don't be sad, for you know that the show must go on 
Hey hey hey... hey hey hey... Djambo Djambo 
It was you who had us laughing - you're the one 

And sometimes you can see him on the sidewalk 
With little boys and girls around his feets 
When Djambo Djambo plays his barrel organ 
Children call it 'circus in the streets' 

Suddenly he eyes reflect emotion
In Djambo's mind, the limelight shines again 
He's back on stage and all the kids are laughing 
Just as if the show would never end 

Hey hey hey... hey hey hey... Djambo Djambo 
Don't be sad, for you know that the show must go on 
Hey hey hey... hey hey hey... Djambo Djambo 
It was you who had us laughing - you're the one 

Hey hey hey... hey hey hey... Djambo Djambo 
Don't be sad, for you know that the show must go on 
Hey hey hey... hey hey hey... Djambo Djambo 
It was you who had us laughing - you're the one 
It was you who had us laughing - you're the one