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    Ahab The Arab

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    Ahab The Arab
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      About "Ahab The Arab"

      Lyrics for Kinky Friedman - "Ahab The Arab"

      Let me tell you about Ahab the Arab
      The sheik of the burning sand
      He had emeralds and rubies just drippin' off 'a him
      And a ring on every finger of his hand
      He wore a big ol' turban wrapped around his head
      And a scimitar by his side
      And, every evenin', about midnight
      He'd jump on his camel named Clyde, and ride

      [Spoken] Silently through the night to the sultan's tent where he
      Would secretly meet up with Fatima of the Seven Veils,
      Swingingest grade "A" number one US choice dancer in
      The sultan's whole harem, 'cause, heh, him and her had
      A thing goin', you know, and they'd been carryin' on
      For some time now behind the sultan's back and you
      Could hear him talk to his camel as he rode out across the
      Dunes, his voice would cut through the still night desert
      Air and he'd say (imitate Arabic speech and finish with "Sold! American)
      Which is Arabic for, "Stop, Clyde!" and Clyde'd say, (imitate camel
      Sound), which is camel for, "What the heck did he say anyway?"

      Well, he brought that camel to a screechin' halt (verbal screeching sound)
      In the rear of Fatima's tent
      Jumped off Clyde, snuck around the corner
      And into the tent he went.
      There he saw Fatima layin' on a zebra skin rug
      With
      [Spoken in falsetto and possibly with female backups] "Rings on her fingers and
      Bells on her toes and a bone in her nose ho, ho."

      [Spoken] There she was, friends, lyin' there in all her radiant
      Beauty, eating on a raisin, grape, apricot, pomegranate,
      Bowl of chittlin's, two bananas, three Hershey bars,
      Sipping on a RC co-cola listenin' to her transistor,
      Watchin' the Grand Ole Opry on the tube, readin' a Mad
      Magazine while she sung, "Does your chewing gum lose
      It's flavor?" Yeah, Ahab walked up to her and he say,
      (imitate Arabic speech), which is Arabic for "Let's twist
      Again like we did last summer, baby.!!" Ha, ha, ha!!
      You know what I mean! Whew! She looked up at him from off the rug,
      Give him one of the sly looks,

      She said (suggestive giggles, then outright laughter) "Crazy, crazy, crazy baby!"

      ('round and around and around and around, and around and around and around)

      Yeah, and that's the story 'bout Ahab the Arab
      The sheik of the burnin' sand
      Ahab the Arab, the swingin' sheik of the burnin' sand

      SONGWRITERS:
      STEVENS, RAY
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