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Author: Tobypaws.
Posted: May 26 2005 - 09:22 AM
Subject: Ali Baba's Camel
L.O.L. !
Many thanks for that, it sounds like the right song, but the one I seek I think is much older than 'Bonzo-Dog' Band.
'L.S.D.' might have been in the original, as it also meant 'Pounds, shillings and pence '
(L' for 'Librum', meaning 'pound' , I think, in Latin ;
's' for shillings, of course,
and the 'd' was the letter put after pence, for 'denarius' (?), or something similar in Latin !
But you are too young to remember the old money !
It's only old fogies like me who remember all that!
12 old pence to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound.
So for 'two pounds fifteen shillings and sixpence, you'd write:
' 2. 15s. 6d.' (the is an adapted 'L')
A nightmare to work out addition, multiplication, etc.!
Many thanks for responding.
Best Wishes,
Rosemarie.
Author: Paulmarkj
Posted: May 25 2005 - 04:38 PM
Subject: Ali Baba's Camel
I have a version of Ali Baba's Camel by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. It was written by Noel Gay and was part of the musical production 'Radio Times'.

I guess some of the lyrics in The Bonzo's version are different, because they go:

You've heard of Ali-Baba
Forty thieves, had he,
Out for what we all want,
Lots of L.S.D.
He also had a camel
Stole it from a zoo
How he loved the camel
And the camel loved him, too.

I doubt the LSD was in the original!

Author: Tobypaws.
Posted: May 23 2005 - 04:28 AM
Subject: Ali Baba's Camel !
In the early 1950's, we had a record (one of the old fashioned type, that broke if you dropped it!), a song which started, 'Ali Baba's Camel, loved Ali baba so, No Matter where he went to, The camel had to go..." It's so silly, but I just would like to know if I could hear it again somhow! I did the 'Parson's Code', but no matches were found....Can anyone help, please?
[invalid Lilypond code:] syntax error, unexpected '\''
g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar
''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' c''4 b'4 c''4 b'4 \bar ''|'' c''2 c''4 a'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' a'4 g'4 e'4 c'4 \bar ''|'' d'2 } \midi { } \layout{}}
ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly:4:49: error: syntax error, unexpected '\''
g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar
''|'' c''4 b'4 c''4 b'4 \bar ''|'' c''2 c''4 a'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' a'4 g'4 e'4 c'4 \bar ''|'' d'2 } \midi { } \layout{}}
ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly:4:78: error: syntax error, unexpected '\''
g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' c''4 b'4 c''4 b'4 \bar
''|'' c''2 c''4 a'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' a'4 g'4 e'4 c'4 \bar ''|'' d'2 } \midi { } \layout{}}
ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly:4:103: error: syntax error, unexpected '\''
g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' c''4 b'4 c''4 b'4 \bar ''|'' c''2 c''4 a'4 \bar
''|'' g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' a'4 g'4 e'4 c'4 \bar ''|'' d'2 } \midi { } \layout{}}
ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly:4:134: error: syntax error, unexpected '\''
g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' c''4 b'4 c''4 b'4 \bar ''|'' c''2 c''4 a'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar
''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' a'4 g'4 e'4 c'4 \bar ''|'' d'2 } \midi { } \layout{}}
ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly:4:157: error: syntax error, unexpected '\''
g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' c''4 b'4 c''4 b'4 \bar ''|'' c''2 c''4 a'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar
''|'' a'4 g'4 e'4 c'4 \bar ''|'' d'2 } \midi { } \layout{}}
ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly:4:184: error: syntax error, unexpected '\''
g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' c''4 b'4 c''4 b'4 \bar ''|'' c''2 c''4 a'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 fis'4 g'4 fis'4 \bar ''|'' g'4 e'2 g'4 \bar ''|'' a'4 g'4 e'4 c'4 \bar
''|'' d'2 } \midi { } \layout{}}
ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly:2:9: error: errors found, ignoring music expression
\score{
{ \tempo 4=128
fatal error: failed files: "ea7b69f2b3aad2731d884f8de328643c.ly"
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