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Thread #95372   Message #1864239
Posted By: kendall
20-Oct-06 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Turkish Delight (from Arthur Godfrey)
Subject: RE: Arthur Godfrey song about Solomon
Once there was a Caliph he lived in old Baghdad
The poor old bloke's been dead for years but who cares about that?
He couldn't sleep a wink at night he had 200 wives
Who had to tell him stories or the wives they lost their lives

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And the first wife told her tale,

Once there was A PLUMBER he left behind his tools
He always had to do it it was in the union rules
He fell into the cistern and when his mates returned
It took three years to get him out
What overtime he earned.

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Abdullah had a little lamb he swapped it for a camel
He didn't like the color so he daubed it with enamel
The hot sun melted all the paint while crossing the Sahara
He can't get off because the paint is stuck to his tarara

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King Solomon that wise old man he had a thousand wives
He bought a lovely Pontiac to take them on a drive
The Pontiac broke down one night and here's where trouble starts
His wives were waiting in the road but he's got no spare parts.

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I first heard this by Arthur Godfrey when I was a boy. Never did learn all of it.