I’M LOOKING FOR THE SHEIK OF ARABY

I’M LOOKING FOR THE SHEIK OF ARABY
Song
Art Noel, Don Hart & Lewis Ilda
Art Noel, Don Hart & Lewis Ilda
Joe Loss and his Band
Irwin Dash Music Co. Ltd.
A spoof that conflates the “Sheik of Araby” and the “Desert Song.”

Here’s a story full of mystery,
It happened far away in Araby,
The story I must tell
‘Cos it happened to my [this] gal,
And no my heart is full of misery

CHORUS:
I’M LOOKING FOR THE SHEIK OF ARABY
That double crossing Sheik of Araby,
He stole my gal away,
Last Monday week today,
And he vamped her with a banjo on his knee.
I ride the lonely desert night and day,
And all my camel says is “Neigh! Neigh! Neigh!”
For that camel doesnt know
How far he’s got to go
Before we catch the Sheik of Araby.

(Female Version)
I’M LOOKING FOR THE SHEIK OF ARABY
That double crossing Sheik of Araby,
He stole my heart away,
Last Monday week today,
And he vamped me with a banjo on his knee.
He was so handsome gay and debonair,
He left me stranded miles from anywhere,
In the desert all alone,
Without a telephone,
That double-crossing Sheik of Araby.
CODA:
Where can he be?
That cross-eyed Sheik that stole my gal [heart] from me
For he went and done me wrong [For the blighter did me wrong],
When he sang the “Desert Song”
That sneaky, squeaky, Sheik of Araby.

Arabia/Araby
I’M LOOKING FOR THE SHEIK OF ARABY