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The Sheik of R & B - Lyrics

Well now there was a Sheik from Saudi
Had a Rolls and two Ferarris
And a harem that would please any man
A palace, I am told, just loaded with gold
A hundred thousand acre farm in Sudan

Oil wells pumpin' both day and night
Still he wasn't satisfied with his material life
Somethin' was missin', he was so confused
And then he started diggin' rhythm and blues

Yeah, one night by accident out of a US Army tent
He heard a strange, new jumpin' beat
Oh, it was pleasantly disturbing
And it moved him from his turban
To the sandals on his feet

Ray Charles, BB King, and Bobby Darin
James Brown and Bo Diddley had him dancin' in the sand
He said: "At last I found my destiny
Yeah I'll be the Sheik of R and B!"

Now he's the Sheik of R and B
The rhythm and blues king of all Araby
Well he's as cool as an oasis, hotter than the sun
He's a camel kickin', guitar pickin' sun-of-a-gun
Yeah, you just got to see the Sheik of R and B

Now during the embargo, he took off for Chicago
Just to sit in to play some blues, yeah
He rented out the Hyatt, then decided he'd just buy it
Parked his camels all down at the Loop
Now he's in the Windy City on the south side of town
Playin' that guitar and really gettin' down
Yeah, you just got to see the Sheik of R and B, oh

Yeah he's the Sheik of R and B
He's the rhythm and blues king of all Araby
Yeah he's as cool as an oasis, hotter than the desert sun
He's a camel kickin', guitar pickin' sun-of-a-gun
Yeah, you just got to see the Sheik of R and B

Yeah, you just got to see the Sheik of R and B, yeah!

Woah, you're too cool, Abdul!

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