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Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse

11 May 05 - 01:01 PM (#1482522)
Subject: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: GUEST,Mrr

OK, this song is currently my arch-fave, but my question is, what is the Hindu phrase that sounds like Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse that has to do with the Dance of Shiva? I am sure there is one... thanks, all.


11 May 05 - 06:16 PM (#1482787)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: Peace

Background here.


11 May 05 - 06:21 PM (#1482791)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: Peace

Check about four or five posts down.


11 May 05 - 06:41 PM (#1482805)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: PoppaGator

So this is some kind of bestial Kama Sutra thang? Tell me more!


12 May 05 - 07:56 AM (#1483203)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: Azizi

Help!

When I first read this "Monky wash, donkey rinse", I thought of this floating verse found in the Caribbean folk song 'Tingalayo' and also found in some African American secular slave songs:
"My donkey walk
My donkey talk
My donkey eat with a
knive and fork"

But I after reading the links that Brucie provided I see that the 'donkey walk/talk' verse and others like it have nothing to do with this "Monkey wash, donkey rinse" phrase.

Thanks for providing those links Brucie. The first link has some interesting information about the dance of Lord Shiva. But after reading it I'm not sure what the connection between the Lord Shiva dnace and this phrase is..

The second link provided information about the phrase itself, which if I understood it correctly, in India refers to a sexual act between those two animals. I assume that "monkey wash, donkey rinse" may also has a more spiritual meaning based on that cultures' symbolism of 'monkey' and 'donkey'. But that is just an assumption...

Does the first and second link connect with each other as the sexual act symbolizes the dance of life?

And what prompted this thread itself? Is that phrase "monkey wash, donkey rinse" included in a contemporary song? If so, which song and which genre?

And is there a link to the words of that song?


Thanks.


12 May 05 - 12:26 PM (#1483375)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: GUEST,Mrr

Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse is a Warren Zevon song that I have fallen deeply in love with thanks to Enjoy Every Sandwich, which is a tribute album to him made I believe after he died. The song goes like this here:
Well, hell is only half full, there's room for you and me
I'm looking for a new fool, now who's it gonna be?
It's the Dance of Shiva, it's the debutante's ball
Yeah and everyone'll be there who's anyone at all
CH: Monkey wash, donkey rinse, going to a party at the center of the earth (bis) Honey do you wanna go?
Left eye, right eye, take a look around
Everybody's heading for a hole in the ground
It's the dance of Shiva, it's the twilight of the gods
Thunder and lightning till the break of dawn
CH
repeat CH
it's in a great hip-swaying Zydeco rhythm, it's just the best song.

What with getting to know Zevon's writings, I am *sure* that the phrase is not nonsense. I bet there is a phrase in Hindu somewhere, likely about the Dance of Shiva, that SOUNDS something like Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse in English.


27 Jun 18 - 11:32 AM (#3933691)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: GUEST

I know what Warren referring monkey IU is humanity donkey is the devil w we are dancing with the devil and PAR tm


30 Jun 18 - 08:58 AM (#3934333)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler

And I simply connected it with Hartlepool ...


14 May 19 - 07:53 PM (#3992443)
Subject: RE: Origins: Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse
From: Mrrzy

Reviewing thread, none of the links eork any more, can anyone find them? Thanks!