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Arabian Nights (Cut Lyrics)

Lyrics provided by Evi

This is the version of "Arabian Nights" that was part of the treatment Howard Ashman wrote in 1988. The lyrics that were cut after the movie was already in theaters and did not appear on the VHS and DVD can be found here.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Oh I come from a land, from a faraway place
Where the caravan camels roam
Where they cut off your ear
If they don't like your face
It's barbaric, but hey, it's home

When the wind's from the east
And the sun's from the west
And the sand in the glass is right
Come on down, come on in
Let the magic begin
It's another Arabian night

Oh, I come from a land where intrigue is in style
And adventure is status quo
Where they hack off your lips
If they don't like your smile
It's the law, did I make it? No!

See the dervishes dance in ridiculous prance
Then romance to your heart's delight
Come on down, stop on by
Hop a carpet and fly
To another Arabian night

Arabian nights
Like Arabian days
They tease and excite
Take off and take flight
They shock and amaze
Arabian nights
Like Arabian noons
The thrills that one seeks
One finds with the sheiks
The geeks and the goons
In that magical place, in that mystical land
There's a genie inside ev'ry jar
He'll do all of your bidding, your wishes' command
It's demeaning but hey, there you are

Unbelievable, yes
An unethical mess
Nonetheless no one's very contrite
You come here and you've
Come to a land where any million can move
A land of high intrigue with tricky logistics
By prophets and mystics
And I've got statistics to prove

Arabian nights
Like Arabian days
More often than not
Are hotter than hot
In a lot of good ways
Arabian nights
'Neath Arabian moons
A fool off his guard
Could fall and fall hard
Out there on the dunes

Follow me to a place where incredible feats
Are routine ev'ry hour or so
Where enchantment runs rampant
Gets wild in the streets
Open sesame and here we go

Pack your shield, pack your sword
You won't ever get bored
Though get beaten or gored you might
Call it mad, call it crazed
But let Allah be praised
It's another Arabian night

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