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"The Ballad of Klimpaloon" is a song from the Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You! soundtrack about Klimpaloon, a magical, old-timey green-and-white-striped bathing suit which, according to legend, resides in the Himalayan mountain range on the Tibet/Nepal border. The song is sung by Love Händel.

Although the song was not used in "Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!", the episode which the soundtrack was based off, an up-tempo instrumental version of part of the song can be heard playing in the background of "Bullseye!" when Lawrence wore a one-piece swimsuit that looked precisely like Klimpaloon while participating in the swimsuit portion of the L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. Pageant of Evil.

The song is an entry in the Fact-Based Song competition at the Tri-State Music Awards, and after some help from Phineas and Ferb, eventually goes on to win the prize. ("The Klimpaloon Ultimatum")

Lyrics

TV Version

Love Händel: Oh, oh, oh

He stands in winter, he's striped and frozen
He is completely out of style
He got no hands; he got no feet
All mouth and teeth, but he don't smile

He's made out of wool, he's itchy to wear
He's got broad stripes and savoir-faire
He's out of place almost everywhere
Since 1883

He's a costume out of time
Both ridiculous and sublime
Seems innocuous, but I'm
Afraid he's scarin' me

He's the magical old-timey bathing suit
That lives in the Himalayas
They call him Klimpaloon (Klimpaloon)

If you're between Tibet and Nepal
And you're quiet, you can hear the call
Of Klimpaloon: (Klimpaloon)
Klimpaloon (feat. Candace): Nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang!

Love Händel: He stands in winter!

CD Version

Love Händel: Oh, oh, oh

He stands in winter, he's striped and frozen
He is completely out of style
He got no hands; he got no feet
All mouth and teeth, but he don't smile

He's the magical old-timey bathing suit
That lives in the Himalayas
They call him Klimpaloon (Klimpaloon)

All the Sherpas think that he's just a fool
Are you on a quest for a swimming pool?
Tell me, Klimpaloon (Klimpaloon)

Lives in the mountains (oh), the frozen mountains (oh)
A land unfriendly and unmapped
He's so short-sleevey (oh), more knit than weavy (oh)
His lips are really, really chapped

He's made out of wool; he's itchy to wear
He's got broad stripes and savoir-faire
He's out of place almost everywhere
Since 1883

He's a costume out of time
Both ridiculous and sublime
Seems innocuous, but I'm
Afraid he's scarin' me

He's the magical old-timey bathing suit
That lives in the Himalayas
They call him Klimpaloon (Klimpaloon)

If you're between Tibet and Nepal
And you're quiet, you can hear the call
Of Klimpaloon: (Klimpaloon)
Klimpaloon: Nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang-nang!

Background information

  • The Himalayas are a mountain range between Tibet and Nepal. The most famous of the Himalayan mountains is Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
  • The inspiration for Klimpaloon is a creature believed to reside in the mountain range often referred to as the yeti or abominable snowman.
  • The Klimpaloon looks like a Naga, a stuffed animal made with Naugahyde, which may explain how "nang", the word the Klimpaloon can say, came from or was based on.

Songwriters

BMI Work #11885890

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