"Prince Ali" as written by Tim Rice and Alan Menken....
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!

There's no question this Ali's alluring
Never ordinary, never boring
Everything about the man just plain impresses
He's a winner, he's a whiz, a wonder!
He's about to pull my heart asunder!
And I absolutely love the way he dresses!

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!


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Prince Ali (Aladdin) song meanings
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    General Commentdude, i love this song. and movie. i miss the 90's. :(
    thisweatheron August 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgo have fun on your carpet bitches
    ALWAYSYOURS4EVERon August 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is what Aladdin wishes he was instead of what he is. I saw some of the first DVD commentary, and I think the song is about Aladdin's interior riches. In real life, Aladdin could never make it with a princess, because he's poorer than dirt and that's not how things usually work out.

    In the original story and in Disney's movie, the appeal is that Aladdin goes from zero to hero to zero to hero. Real life is like this, fortunes do rise and fall very quickly.

    This is one of my favorite songs of all time for its smart lyrics, using really clever and complex words that post a challenge to little kids. I puzzled over these lyrics for years before I looked up all the odd words.

    At some point near the end of the film, Aladdin learns some sort of lesson about being his real self and not Prince Ali. But a lot in movies like this is "Life is pain - anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something". The better lesson is that in real life, people should marry people of similar economic backgrounds and put a lot of work into setting up a lifelong marriage. What's more, in real life, princesses are only desirable to princes - as royalty and rich people are the most spoiled, selfish and mean people on the planet. What's more, when the power is shifted in favor of the wife from the get-go, it adds unnecessary stress to the equation. Better the man be richer, and better to not let your life be decided by emotions and undue familiarity.
    histmyston April 26, 2014   Link

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