[Dixielandjazz] The Sheik
mcvouty78 at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 22 13:08:55 PST 2004
Following up on Pat Ladds posting about lyrics to enhance The Sheik of
Araby, I have to offer this version done by the Jim Kweskin Jug Band on an
incredible 1967 album called Garden of Joy. I don't know who wrote the
additional lyrics, but Ive never heard a cooler version of the tune.
[NOTE: The indented lyrics are sung in the background by a second voice.
On Garden of Joy, Kweskin sang the lead and Maria Muldaur was the second
I'm the Sheik of Araby.
He's the Sheik of Araby, A very talented fella.
Your love belongs to me.
He plays piano in any key. You should hear him with the Dardenella.
At night while you're asleep,
His crescendo is tremendo. What a tune he can blow on a jug.
Into your tent I'll creep.
His obligato is sweet and hot-o. Oh my, he even does the bunny hug.
Oh, the stars that shine above
He knows the latest ragtime songs. He plays Sheherezad-ee.
Will light our way to love.
And that is why my heart belongs, My heart belongs to Baghdad Daddy.
You'll rule this land with me,
Vo doedly-o doe, Vo doedly-o dee.
'Cause I'm the Sheik of Araby!
Sheik of Araby!
THE SHEIK OF ARABY
Smith, Snyder & Wheeler, from TIN PAN ALLEY (1940)
on Kweskin: GARDEN OF JOY
I found this posted on a website devoted to jug bands:
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