ALI BABA'S CAMEL (Noel Gay - 1931) Cicely Courtneidge - 1932 The Bonzo Dog Band - 1969 You've heard of Ali Baba, forty thieves had he Out for what we all want, lots of L.S.D. He also had a camel, stole it from a zoo How he loved the camel, and the camel loved him too (Oh, how the how the camel loved Ali Bar Bar!) Ali Baba's camel loved Ali Baba so No matter where he went to, the camel had to go Some say that he's in Heaven, but this I know is true Wherever you think Ali has gone, his camel's gone there too Crossing the Equator, oooo, how hot it was Poor old Ali Baba cursed and swore, because He was so very thirsty, and everybody knows It's horrible to walk for miles with sand between your toes (Oh, how the camel loved Ali Baba... brrrrr!) Ali Baba's camel turned round and licked his hand He said, "Oh, Ali Baba, I surely understand We must find an oasis and get a drink somehow But, hark! I hear the temple bells, they'll all be open now" (Bleah bleah. Glorious beer, fills you right up with it... aaahh) They entered for the races at the desert sports There goes Ali's camel in his filthy cotton shorts The starter cracked his pistol, off the camel's hared Ali Baba's camel wins by half a camel's hair (Hey Ali Baba! Hey Ali Baba!) (Your camel loves you! Your camel loves you!) Ali Baba's camel had run for miles and miles His tail was pointing backwards, that's how a camel smiles But Ali and his camel, they both were out of breath They'd run so far, they laughed so much They laughed themselves to death [Sounds of crying and wailing) Oh! Gather round the campfire! Sing a roundelay! But don't sing out of tune, though ('Cause eggs are cheap today!) Sing of Ali Baba, sing about his men Sing about his camel, and then sing it all again (Oh, how the camel loved Ali Baba) Ali Baba's camel loved Ali Baba so No matter where he went to, that camel had to go Some say that he's in Heaven, but this I know as well Wherever you think Ali has gone, his camel's gone to..... (Hey, give us a tune there, Jock......Ya-hoo!) (Piano plays "Knees Up Mother Brown" to end) (Transcribed from The Bonzo Dog Band's recording by Mel Priddle - April 2006)