Thursday, January 18, 2007

Prince Ali

All of you know I'm a humble guy but just FYI -

There are plenty of songs with my name such as:
Ya Ali Ya Ali, Mera Naam Hai Ali (AJUBA starring Amithab Bachchan)
Ya Ali (GANGSTER starring shiney Ahuja)
My Name is Ali( DHOOM2 featuring *choke* Uday Chopra)

But this one will always be my favourite -


And oh, the Sporting Legend of the Century celebrated his 65th birthday yesterday, so, sing along:

Make way for Prince Ali
Say hey! It's Prince Ali

Hey! Clear the way in the old Bazaar
Hey you!
Let us through!
It's a bright new star!
Oh Come!
Be the first on your block to meet his eye!

Make way!
Here he comes!
Ring bells! Bang the drums!
Are you gonna love this guy!

Prince Ali! Fabulous he!
Ali Ababwa
Genuflect, show some respect
Down on one knee!
Now, try your best to stay calm
Brush up your sunday salaam
The come and meet his spectacular coterie

Prince Ali!
Mighty is he!
Ali Ababwa
Strong as ten regular men, definitely!
He faced the galloping hordes
A hundred bad guys with swords
Who sent those goons to their lords?
Why, Prince Ali

He's got seventy-five golden camels
Purple peacocks
He's got fifty-three
When it comes to exotic-type mammals
Has he got a zoo?
I'm telling you, it's a world-class menagerie

Prince Ali! Handsome is he, Ali Ababwa
That physique! How can I speak
Weak at the knee
Well, get on out in that square
Adjust your veil and prepare
To gawk and grovel and stare at Prince Ali!

He's got ninety-five white Persian monkeys
(He's got the monkeys, let's see the monkeys)
And to view them he charges no fee
(He's generous, so generous)
He's got slaves, he's got servants and flunkies
(Proud to work for him)
They bow to his whim love serving him
They're just lousy with loyalty to Ali! Prince Ali!

Prince Ali!
Amorous he! Ali Ababwa
Heard your princess was a sight lovely to see
And that, good people, is why he got dolled up and dropped by
With sixty elephants, llamas galore
With his bears and lions
A brass band and more
With his forty fakirs, his cooks, his bakers
His birds that warble on key
Make way for prince Ali!

5 comments:

Pollyanna said...

I don't see the dancing maidens and the genie waving his plumes. But anyway "make way for Prince Ali"!

Rajat said...

I am sorely tempted to put in a poem which I just made up. But keeping in mind that you are a friend and this is a public forum, I am refraining from exercising my 'poetic license' here. ;-)

Rajat said...

No no, I shouldn't let my friend down. I shall sacrifice, throttle the verse that seeks its expression here.

Sohaib said...

humble guy!!!! :O

Lalbadshah said...

@pollyanna: open your eyes. It's all there.

@rajat: Thanks da! Send it by mail anyway :D

@sohaib: what's so surprising??