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Reiver 2 Please ID this song if you can . . .hump on camel (14) RE: Origins: Please ID this song if you can . . . 21 Jun 10


The Reivers used to sing this little group of songs as a single number at college parties in Kamloops, B.C. The song you're referring to was the last one of the three. We called it "The Sphinx."

Side By Side

We got married on Friday
The vicar said it was my day.
When they were gone, we were alone,
Side by side.

We got ready for bed then,
But I nearly dropped dead when
Her false teeth and hair, she laid on the chair,
Side by side.

   Then to my amazement,
   Her little glass eye so small,
   He arms and legs beside them,
   She laid on the chair by the wall.

My baby and me, we are parted,
And we'd only just started.
Now I sleep on the chair, 'cause there's more of her there;
Side by side.

Abigail

On the bosom of young Abigail,
Was written the price of her tail.
And upon her behind,
For the use of the blind,
Was the same information in Braile.

The Sphinx

Oh, the sexual desires of the camel
Are greater than anyone thinks.
One day at the height of his passion,
He tried to make love to the Sphinx.

But that part of the Sphinx's anatomy
Was blocked by the sands of the Nile, [Spoken: Dear children!]
Which accounts for the hump on the camel,
And the Sphinx's inscrutable smile.


I have no idea where we first heard these.

Reiver 2


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