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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    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 Sep 3, 2017 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, 2017 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. Feb 11, 2020 at 14:19

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