Harry the Hairy Ape

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From the song "Harry the Hairy Ape" by Ray Stevens from his 1963 album, This Is Ray Stevens.

Actual gorilla, who, after escaping from the zoo, tries to scare a passing stranger who turns out to be a local radio DJ:

The DJ played Harry's record (What record?) Shut up!

It was a hit and he became a star.

Got him some tight britches, got him a manager.

Went on a promotion tour, combed his hair back and took up playing the guitar.

And every Sunday afternoon you can go see Harry at the zoo.

And the girls will scream & he'll sit on his swing and pick and sing his hit record for you.