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Lyr Req/Add: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo

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IN THE OLD BAZAAR IN CAIRO


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In the Old Bazaar in Cairo
In the Old Bazaar in Cairo


Bert Hansell 18 Aug 97 - 05:06 PM
Alison 18 Aug 97 - 06:20 PM
alison 18 Aug 97 - 07:05 PM
Bet Hansell 19 Aug 97 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,Eve 21 Oct 03 - 05:33 AM
Watson 21 Oct 03 - 05:58 AM
Roger the Skiffler 21 Oct 03 - 08:16 AM
Kenny B 21 Oct 03 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,marella 14 Feb 04 - 08:48 AM
alison 15 Feb 04 - 06:52 PM
Kenny B 16 Feb 04 - 06:37 PM
GUEST,Angie 19 Sep 04 - 10:27 AM
GUEST,Phil 09 Nov 04 - 07:56 AM
Wilfried Schaum 10 Nov 04 - 02:52 AM
GUEST,Shaun Moncaster 06 Mar 05 - 03:19 PM
cptsnapper 15 Feb 06 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,desmond.gardner50@ntlworld.com 01 Apr 06 - 11:08 AM
Micca 01 Apr 06 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,Nik 15 Apr 07 - 02:19 PM
bubblyrat 15 Apr 07 - 03:49 PM
Charley Noble 23 Apr 07 - 08:13 AM
GUEST 17 Jul 07 - 07:25 AM
Kenny B 06 Feb 08 - 07:29 PM
Gurney 07 Feb 08 - 02:29 AM
cptsnapper 22 Sep 08 - 12:19 AM
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Subject: LYR?:Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 18 Aug 97 - 05:06 PM

The thread for parodies and risque lyrics brought to mind this one. Any one know any more verses?

All I know is this snippet

....They put it in the kettle and they couldn't get it out
and everybody took a turn to suck it through the spout
In that Old Bazaar in Kabul.

Thanks, Bert.


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Subject: RE: LYR?:Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Alison
Date: 18 Aug 97 - 06:20 PM

Hi

I have it as "The old bazaar in Cairo", (words & music by Charlie Chester, Ken Morris & CLinton Ford), if noone else does it I'll write it later when I get a chance.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE OLD BAZAAR IN CAIRO
From: alison
Date: 18 Aug 97 - 07:05 PM

HI

Here goes

IN THE OLD BAZAAR IN CAIRO
(Chester, Morris, Ford)

Sand bags, wind bags, camels with a hump,
Fat girls, thin girls, some a little plump,
Slave girls sold here, fifty bob a lump,
In the old bazaar in Cairo.

Brandy, shandy, beer without a froth,
Braces, laces, a candle for the moth.
Bet you'd look a smasher in an old loin cloth,
In the old bazaar in Cairo.

You can buy most anything,
Thin bulls, fat cows, a little bit of string,
You can purchase anything you wish,
A clock, a dish and something for your Auntie Nellie,

Harem, scarem, what d'ya think of that,
Bare knees, striptease, dancing on the mat,
Umpa! Umpa! That's enough of that,
In the old bazaar in Cairo.

Rice pud, very good, what's it all about,
Made it in a kettle and they couldn't get it out,
Everybody took a turn to suck it through the spout,
In the old bazaar in Cairo.

Mamadan, Ramadan, everything in style,
Genuine, beduine carpet with a pile,
Funny little odds and ends floating down the Nile,
From the old bazaar in Cairo.

You can buy most anything,
Sheeps eyes, sand pies, a watch without a spring,
You can buy a pomegranate too,
A water-bag, a little bit of hokey pokey,

Yashmaks, pontefracts, what a strange affair,
Dark girls, fair girls, some with ginger hair,
The rest of it is funny but they censor it out there,
In the old bazaar in Cairo.

Slainte

Alison

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MIDI from http://www.formby54.freeserve.co.uk/
Links to other MIDI files at top of thread.


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Subject: RE: LYR?:Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Bet Hansell
Date: 19 Aug 97 - 08:10 AM

That's great Alison. Thanks a million.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: LYR?:Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: GUEST,Eve
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 05:33 AM

Which artista performed this song? Do you know albums, labels etc? I'm desperately wanting to buy a CD!

greetings ant thanks - Eve


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Subject: RE: LYR?:Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Watson
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 05:58 AM

There's a good midi with the complete tune at this George Formby web site.


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Subject: RE: LYR?:Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 08:16 AM

It's also on Clinto Ford's double CD "Run to the Door" : the Picadilly/Pye Anthology, Castle Music CMDDD 502. ( I bet Steve Prkes does it too, complete with tea-towel headdress and sand dance)

RtS

PS Clinton also recorded as "Ali Bendhown"!


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Subject: RE: LYR?:Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Kenny B
Date: 21 Oct 03 - 05:48 PM

Clinton Ford's double CD "Run to the Door" is really great if you are a Clinton Fan. The first 12 tracks are straight from the LP "Clinton the Clown" The best set of tracks I know to cheer up a dull day, if you have one. Some great ad libs on "Rhymes" (track 11) its worth the money for the first 12 tracks alone.
Track Listings
DISC 1
1. My Baby's Wild about My Old Trombone
2. Old Bazaar in Cairo, The
3. He Played His Ukulele as the Ship Went Down
4. Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away, The
5. Night I Appeared as Macbeth, The
6. Biggest Balalaika in the World
7. Riley's Cowshed
8. Fan Dance Fanny
9. Old Fashioned Bustle My Grandmother Wore
10. When It's Night Time in Italy, It's Wednesday over Here
11. Rhymes
12. Burlington Bertie from Bow
13. I Love Me
14. Lancashire Toreador, The
15. Why Don't Women Like Me
16. Aba-Daba Honeymoon
17. Daisy Bell
18. Dance with a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking)
19. Michael Finnegan
20. Miss Hooligan's Christmas Cake
21. Puff the Magic Dragon
22. Oyster Song, The
23. Teddy Bears Picnic, The
24. Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be
25. Pockets of One Little Boy, The
26. Greatest Clown, The
27. Horst Du Mein Heimliches Rufen
28. Mustapha
DISC 2
1. Dandy
2. Run to the Door
3. Song Is Just for You
4. Last One to Say Goodnight, The
5. American Girl
6. Try a Little Tenderness
7. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
8. Moonlight Gambler
9. My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time
10. Somewhere My Love
11. Moonlight Brings Memories
12. Some Sunday Morning
13. Rhythm of the Rain
14. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
15. Big Willy Broke Jail Tonight
16. Lonelyville
17. El Paso
18. Lorena
19. Tennessee Waltz
20. Old Shep
21. Give a Little, Take a Little
22. Wolverton Mountain
23. Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way
24. Adios Alita
25. Cathy I Love You
26. Now That You've Gone
27. MEDLEY: Best Job Yet/Made You Mine
28. Take Care on the Roads
29. West Wind Blow Me Home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: GUEST,marella
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 08:48 AM

I've been searching for that song for years! Thankyou. Now doeas anyone have the music, either violin or guitar tab? Would be very grateful


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: alison
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 06:52 PM

I think I sent the MIDI to Mudcat MIDIs a few years back but I can't find it there now


but it is here you'll need to scroll down the page

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Kenny B
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 06:37 PM

I have the sheet music. Join mudcat, PM me and I'll send you a copy. I sing it occasioally with a middle solo section of a tune locally known as " Does ye maw drink gin" which I believe is part of "In a Persian Market" by Albert Kettleby


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: GUEST,Angie
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 10:27 AM

Having recently visited Cairo this song has been going round in my head and I couldn't think who recorded it. I had in mind Lance percival for some reason, butIt appears to be Clinton Ford. Thanks for putting me out of my misery.

Angie angie25jordan@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 09 Nov 04 - 07:56 AM

Try this link :-

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/i/intheoldbazaarincairo.shtml

They credit it to Charlie Chester / K. Morris / Clinton Ford. I heard it recently on radio and looked it up on the web but as I recall, it was only one person singing it. The others might have been contributing writers (and with "cheeky" Charlie Chester, it seems very like the type of risque song he'd sing).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Bazaar in Kabul
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 10 Nov 04 - 02:52 AM

Yashmak = a veil for the face.

Greetings from Turley
Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: GUEST,Shaun Moncaster
Date: 06 Mar 05 - 03:19 PM

Hi for those of you that would like to see Clinton Ford singing The Old Bazaar in Cairo live you can at the Hayling Island Jazz festival 13/14 August 2005 also those of you that remember Clinton singing country you can also see him on the 21 May 2005 again on hayling Island.

Clinton is also releasing 2 new albums this year 'Country and Gospel'
and 'Clintons Christmas Gift'
For full details call Devcaster Promotions on 01243 372092 or visit us at www.devcaster.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: cptsnapper
Date: 15 Feb 06 - 01:38 PM

There is now a double CD available by Clinton Ford which includes " In The Old Bazaar In Cairo "


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: GUEST,desmond.gardner50@ntlworld.com
Date: 01 Apr 06 - 11:08 AM

Where can i buy this double CD "Run for the door" by CLINTON FORD? Desi


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: Micca
Date: 01 Apr 06 - 01:14 PM

Desi, Amazon have it listed for £9.99 Here


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: GUEST,Nik
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 02:19 PM

ROFL !!

I, too, remembered a snatch, could never find the rest...

Finally, Google traced it via 'lyrics old cairo'.

Now a couple of friends who are going to a fancy-dress party have something better to sing than Bangles' 'Walk Like An Egyptian'.
;-))

Thank you !!

Nik


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: bubblyrat
Date: 15 Apr 07 - 03:49 PM

Alison"s tune is more or less correct , but TOTALLY the wrong time-signature !! Yuk !!


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 08:13 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 07:25 AM

At last I have the complete lyrics! All I could remember was the bit about the rice pudding in the kettle, and the little bit of string.
My Dad used to sing this when he was drunk, but couldn't remember it when he was sober. I will be singing it to a Finnish audience this summer to impress them with British culture.
Thanks a lot.
Jillian


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: Kenny B
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 07:29 PM

Copy of sheet music has now been unearthed under neath Mummies birth Certificate under a myriad*and has been scnned in prep for anyone requiring dots, lines, spaces and lyrics
PM me w email addy if reqd
*Myriad = pyrimid without a p


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: Gurney
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 02:29 AM

The AArdvark Ceilidh Band have also been known to break into it.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: cptsnapper
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 12:19 AM

Of course it should be sung whilst doing the sand dance as done by Wilson, Kepple & Betty! Not a pretty sight.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: Gurney
Date: 22 Sep 08 - 11:46 PM

Betty was quite nice. The other two looked like sandpapered greyhounds.
The Ardvark Ceilidh Band recorded it on their CD 'Elemental.'


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 11:25 AM

One of the offerings in our sesh last night - hilarious!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4My1jlhTVE


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Old Bazaar in Kabul / Cairo
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 11:31 AM

......& the sand dance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxAr66vtUoQ


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