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Bullfrog Jones Lyr Req: Camel songs - anyone know one? (44) Lyr Add: ALI BABA'S CAMEL (Neil Innes) 27 Jan 03


As mentioned by Les from Hull, ALI BABA'S CAMEL, courtesy of Neil Innes :

Key: Cm
Capo: 3, play Am

Intro:   Cm
(Capo:) (Am)
Cm
(Am)
You've heard of Ali-Baba
Forty thieves, had he
Fm                  Cm   
(Dm)                (Am)
Out for what we all want
D          G
(B)         (E)
Lots of L.S.D.
    Cm
   (Am)
He also had a camel
Stole it from a zoo
D      
(B)
How he loved the camel
                         G
                         (E)
And the camel loved him, too
nc
(nc)
(Oh, how the camel loved Ali-Baba)

C
(A)
Ali-Baba's camel
       F
      (D)
Loved Ali-Baba so
    C
   (A)
No matter where he went to
    D            G
    (B)          (E)
The camel had to go
      C
    (A)
Some say that he's in Heaven
    F
    (D)
But this, I know, is true
    C                F
    (A)             (D)
Wherever you think Ali's gone
    G                   C
    (E)                (A)
His camel's gone there, too



Instr: Cm   G   Cm   Ab   G
       (Am) (E) (Am) (F) (E)


Cm
(Am)
Crossing the Equator
Ooooh, how hot it was!
Fm          Cm
(Dm)         (Am)
Poor old Ali-Baba
D                   G   
(B)                (E)
Cursed and swore, because
    Cm
   (Am)
He was so very thirsty
And everybody knows
      D      
    (B)
It's horrible to walk for miles
                        G
                      (E)
With sand between your toes
nc
(nc)
(Oh, how the camel loved Ali-Baba)

C
(A)
Ali-Baba's camel
         F
       (D)
Turned 'round and licked his hand
    C
   (A)
He said, "Oh, Ali-Baba,
   D          G
(B)         (E)
I surely understand.
    C
   (A)
We must find an oasis
    F   
    (D)
And get a drink, somehow.
    C                F
    (A)             (D)
But hark, I hear the temple bells,
         G          C
       (E)         (A)
They'll all be open now."

Instr:   Cm   G
         (Am) (E)

      Cm
    (Am)
They entered for the races
At the Desert Sports
Fm               Cm
(Dm)             (Am)
There goes Ali's camel
       D             G
       (B)          (E)
In his filthy cotton shorts
    Cm
    (Am)
The starter cracked his pistol
Off the camel's head
D
(B)
Ali-Baba's camel wins
                   G
                  (E)
By half a camel's hair
nc
(nc)
(Hey, Ali-Baba!
Hey, Ali-Baba!
Your camel loves you!
Your camel loves you!)

C
(A)
Ali-Baba's camel
    F
    (D)
Had run for miles and miles
    C
    (A)
His tail was pointing backwards
       D          G
       (B)         (E)
That's how a camel smiles
    C
    (A)
But Ali and his camel
      F
    (D)
They both were out of breath
       C                F
       (A)             (D)
They'd run so far, they laughed so much
      G                     Cm       G
    (E)                   (Am)      (E)
They laughed themselves to death

    Cm   
   (Am)
Ooooh, gather 'round the campfire
Sing a roundelay
    Fm                Cm
    (Dm)             (Am)
But don't sing out of tune, though
       D                   G
       (B)                (E)
('cause that's the ?cheap today?)
Cm
(Am)
Sing of Ali-Baba
Sing about his men
D
(B)
Sing about his camel
                        G
                      (E)
And then sing it all, again
nc
(nc)
(Oh, how the camel loved Ali-Baba)
C
(A)
Ali-Baba's camel
       F
      (D)
Loved Ali-Baba so
    C
   (A)
No matter where he went to
      D            G
    (B)          (E)
That camel had to go
      C
    (A)
Some say that he's in Heaven
    F
    (D)
But this, I know, as well
      C               F
    (A)             (D)
Wherever you think Ali's gone
    G                C#
    (E)               (A#)   
His camel's gone to...

Instr: C   F   C   D   G
       (A) (D) (A) (B) (E)


       C   F   C   F   G   C
       (A) (D) (A) (D) (E) (A)

NB: Capo chords are in parentheses.

BJ


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