KAMEL-LAND

KAMEL-LAND
A TURKISH RAG
Song
Joe Gold, Joe Ribaud & Chas. Messinger
Joe Gold, Joe Ribaud & Chas. Messinger
Chas. Harris, New York
The use of the “belly dance” theme as a bridge is found in several songs. “Kamel-Land” seems more Egyptian than the subject of a “Turkish rag.”

Once upon a time I wandered
To an Oriental city far away
There I met a maid who sang
A little oriental ditty all the day.
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da [“belly dance” theme]

Every time that oriental Baby put her arms around me
Oh what bliss
Ever since I left her She’s been crying for me,
sighing for me just like this
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da [“belly dance” theme]

In my dreams I hear her singing
Da Da Da Da Da

CHORUS
Kamel-Land
Ev’ry night on your bright desert sand
Someone’s waiting for me
That’s why I want to be
In a caravan far away
And I know that I’ll soon hear her say,
“I love you”
For I am on my way to Kamel-Land.*
Da Da Da Da Da.

*Coda:
Kamel Land I’m coming back to Kamel Land and you.

KAMEL-LAND