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Arabian Nights | One Jump Ahead | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali | To Be Free | A Whole New World | Prince Ali (Reprise) | Celebration | Curtain Call


Arabian Nights

Oh, I come from a land
From a far away place
Where the caravan camels roam
Where it's flat and immense
And the heat is intense
It's barbaric, but hey, it's home
When the wind's from the east
And the sun's from the west
And the sand in the glass is right
Come on down, stop on by
Hop a carpet and fly
To another Arabian Night!


One Jump Ahead

ALADDIN:
Gotta keep
One jump ahead of the bread line
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can't afford
And that's everything!
One jump ahead of the lawmen
That's all, and that's no joke
These guys don't appreciate I'm broke

CITIZEN:
Riff raff!

GUARD:
Street rat!

CITIZEN:
Scoundrel!

GUARD:
Take that!

ALADDIN:
Just a little snack, guys!

CROWD:
Rip him open take it back guys!

ALADDIN:
I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
I could use a friend or two

GIRLS:
True!
Oh it's sad, Aladdin's hit the bottom
He's become a one man rise in crime

WOMAN:
I'd blame parents except he hasn't got em

ALADDIN:
Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time
One jump ahead of the slow pokes
One skip ahead of my doom
Next time, gonna use a nom de plume
One jump ahead of the hitmen
One hit ahead of the flock

GUARD:
Hey!

ALADDIN:
I think I'll take a stroll around the block

CITIZEN:
Stop thief!

CITIZEN:
Vandal!

CITIZEN:
Outrage!

GIRLS:
Scandal!

ALADDIN:
Let's not be too hasty

GIRLS:
Still I think he's rather tasty

ALADDIN:
Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Otherwise we'd get along

CROWD:
Wrong!

CROWD:
One jump ahead of the hoofbeats!

GUARD:
Vandal!

ALADDIN:
Gotta face the facts!

CROWD:
One hop ahead of the hump!

GUARD:
Street rat!

ALADDIN:
Gotta eat to live!

CROWD:
One trick ahead of disaster!

GUARD:
Scoundrel!

ALADDIN:
Gotta steal to eat!

CROWD:
They're quick

ALADDIN:
But I'm much faster
Here goes
Better throw my hand in
Wish me happy landing
All I gotta do is jump!


Friend Like Me

GENIE:
Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves
Sheherazadie had a thousand tales
But master you in luck
Cause up your sleeves
You got a brand of magic never fails
You got some power in your corner now
Some heavy ammunition in your camp
You got some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how
See all you gotta do is rub the lamp
And I'll say
Mr. Aladdin sir, what will your pleasure be
Let me take your order, jot it down
You ain't never had a friend like me
No no no
Life is your restaurant and I'm your maitre'd
Come on whisper what it is you want
You ain't never had a friend like me
Yes sir we

HEAD:
Pride ourselves on service
You're the boss the king the shah
Say what you wish, it's yours, true dish
How 'bout a

HEAD AND GENIE:
Little more baklava!

GENIE:
Have some of column A
Try all of column B
I'm in the mood to help you dude!
You ain't never had a friend like me!
Can your friends do this?
Can your friends do that?
Can your friends pull this
Outta their little hat?
Can your friends go poof?
Well, lookie here
Can your friends go abracadabra
Let 'er rip!
Then make the sucker disappear!

GENIE CHORUS:
So don't just sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed
I'm here to answer all your mid-day prayers
You got me bona fide certified
You got a genie for your charge d'affaires!
I got powerful urge to help you out
So what you wish, I really wanna know
You got a list that's three miles long no doubt
Well all you gotta do is rub like so
And oh!

GENIE/GENIE CHORUS:
Mr. Aladdin sir, what will your pleasure be
Let me take your order, jot it down
Come on whisper what it is you want
Mr. Aladdn sir, have a wish or two or three
I'm on the job, you big nabob
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend

ALADDIN, GENIE, AND CHORUS:
You ain't never had a friend like me

GENIE CHORUS:
Oh yeah
Wah wah wah
Oh my
Wah wah wah
Oh yeah

GENIE:
You ain't never had a friend like me!

ALL:
Hah!


Prince Ali

CROWD:
Make way for Prince Ali
Say hey, it's Prince Ali

CROWD/GENIE:
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, 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!

CROWD:
He's got 75 golden camels

GENIE:
Watch where you step!

CROWD:
Purple peacocks he's got 53

GENIE:
And they couldn't be prouder!

CROWD:
When it comes to exotic-type mammals

GENIE:
My mammal!

CROWD:
Has he got a zoo
I'm telling you
It's a world-class menagerie!
Prince Ali

CROWD/GENIE:
Prince Ali, fabulous 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

CROWD:
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

CROWD/GENIE:
For Prince Ali!


To Be Free

Lucky bird inside a gilded cage
Golden words spoke by an ancient sage
Everything you may have in life
Still all you hold is dust
Must I yearn forever to be free
Free to climb a tree and ponder
Free to wander
There's no desire I hold fonder
Than to be
Simply me
To be free
How ungrateful is this lucky bird
Spurning privilege for one simple word
Freedom to stretch these golden wings
Freedom to touch the sky
Why, some would ask
Would she want to be
Free to throw away a treasure
Poor with pleasure
I'd sacrifice riches beyond measure
Just a girl
With a boy
What a perfect fantasy
To find love
To feel joy
To be really free


A Whole New World

ALADDIN:
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me princess, now when did you last
Let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways, and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

JASMINE:
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

ALADDIN:
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

JASMINE:
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feelings
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world

ALADDIN:
Don't you dare close your eyes

JASMINE:
A hundred thousand things to see

ALADDIN:
Hold your breath it gets better

JASMINE:
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

ALADDIN:
A whole new world

JASMINE:
Every turn a surprise

ALADDIN:
With new horizons to pursue

JASMINE:
Every moment red letter

ALADDIN AND JASMINE:
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

ALADDIN:
A whole new world

JASMINE:
A whole new world

ALADDIN:
That's where we'll be

JASMINE:
That's where we'll be

ALADDIN:
A thrilling chase

JASMINE:
A wondrous place

ALADDIN AND JASMINE:
For you and me


Prince Ali (Reprise)

Prince Ali, yes it is he
But not as you know him
Read my lips
And come to grips
With reality
Yes meet a blast from your past
Whose lies were too good to last
Say hello to your precious Prince Ali
So Ali turns out to be merely Aladdin
Just a con, need I go on?
Take it from me
His personality flaws
Give me adequate cause
To send him packing on a one-way trip
So his prospects take a terminal dip
His assets frozen, the venue chosen
Is the ends of the Earth, whoopee!
So long, ex-Prince Ali!


Celebration

A whole new world
A dazzling place
A new fantastic point of view
A whole new world (A whole new world)
That's where we'll be (That's where we'll be)
A thrilling chase, a wondrous place
For you and me
Aaaaahhhhhhh
A whole new world
Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh
Aaaaaaaaahhhhhh
Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh
A whole new world!


Curtain Call

Mr. Aladdin, sir
Have a wish or two or three
I'm on the job
You big nabob
You ain't never had a friend
Never had a friend
You ain't never had a friend
Never had a friend
You ain't never
Had a
Friend
Like
Me
You ain't never had a friend like me!
HA!


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