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Ahab, The Arab  Ray Stevens

INTRO: Am F (3x) C
N/C C
Let me tell you 'bout Ahab, the Arab
The [F]sheik of the burnin s[C]and
He had e[C]meralds and rubies just drippon offa him
And a r[F]ing on every finger of his [G]hand
He wore a [C]big ol' turban, wrapped around his head
And a s[F]cimitar by his s[Am]ide, a[C]nd
N/C
Every evenin, about midnight, he'd jump on his camel named Clyde
And ride
(Spoken)
Am (alternate between Am and F on the chant)
Silently through the night to the sulten'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, hehe, him and her had a thing goin on, you know,
and they'd been secretly carryin' on for some time now behind the Sultan's back
And you could hear him talk to his camle as he rode out across the dunes, hsi voice
would cut through the still night desert air and he'd say:
Oyyyya bibibia bibibia bibia bibia aaaaaaaaa oohhh aaaaa ooooh ayaaaa ayaaaaa
ayyaaa aaa oooh aaayaaa twennya myesh mya ayyyiii aayyyyya ooohhh aaiiii
Sold! American!
Which is Arabic for "Stop, Clyde!" And Clyde'd say:
Bleeeaah bleeeaah! Which is camel for "What the heck did he say anyway"
Well he [C]brought that camel to a screeching halt
[F](eeeeeerrrrrh!) in the rear of Fatima's t[C]ent
Jumped off Clyde, snuck around the corner
And [F]into the tent he [G]went
[C]There he saw Fatima, [F]layin on a zebra skin [Am]rug, [C]with
N/C
(Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes and a bone in her nose ho ho)
(Spoken)
Am (alternate between Am and F on the chant)
(laugh) There she was friends, lyin there in all her radiant beauty, eatin on a
raisen, grape, apricot, pomegranate, bowl of chittlin's, two bananas, three Hershey
bars, sippin on a RC cola listenin to her transistor, watchin the Grand Ol' Opry on
the tube, readin a Mad Magazine while she sung "Does Your Chewin Gum Lose Its Flavor"
Yeah, Ahab walked right up to her and he say:
Oyya bibibia bibibia ayyyya ayyyyyyyaaaaa (about four or five times) ehhhhhh
ehhhhaaaa ehhhhaaaa
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 them sly looks, she said:
ooooh, hehuuuu, hehuuhuuhuuuhuu, hihuuhuuhuuhuu, haahaahuuhahuuhahahuuhuuhuu
Oooh, ooooh, Crazy, crazy cracy baby!
('[C]Round and around and around and around and around and around and around)
Yeah, that's the story 'bout [C]Ahab, the Arab
The [F]sheik of the burnin s[C]and
[Am]Ahab, the A[C]rab, the sh[Am]eik of the b[C]urnin [F-Am-C]sand

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