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In Spaceballs, the "Jawas" are walking singing their little "dink dink" jingle. I believe this is a normal tune and not one just made up for the movie. What song is it?

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It's a version of the Colonel Bogey March by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts


The Official 19th Anniversary Soundtrack lists it as

Dink March (Colonel Bogey March)

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    Fast. Accurate. Valorum. – iMerchant Sep 3 '17 at 0:36
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    Excellent. Dink. Dink. – Robert Columbia Sep 3 '17 at 0:40
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    Perhaps worth noting the prominent place the tune had in The Bridge on the River Kwai a film that many of Brooks' original target audience would be quite familiar with. I recall seeing it run as the late night movie fairly often in the 70s – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Sep 3 '17 at 1:20
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    Spaceballs: The Official 19th Anniversary Soundtrack "Merchandising! Merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made!" – Exal Sep 3 '17 at 4:43
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    Another wrinkle to this answer is that Sir Alec Guinness was in The Bridge on the River Kwai, where the song is from, adding another connection to Star Wars. – Adam Tannir Feb 11 at 14:19

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