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No. 18 - Song - Zaccary and Chorus - "The Emperor of Sahara."

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Zaccary: I'm monarch of many a million,
Especially put in francs;
My revenue comes to fabulous sums,
My capital bursts the banks!
Though only a common civilian,
I mean to do something grand,
By having a throne
That's all on my own,
And building it up on sand!
Chorus:   sand!
Zaccary: Plenty of palms and sand.
I'm the Emperor of Sahara,
Chorus: Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
Zaccary: His Majesty Jacques of lions and blacks,
The prince of the present day.
I rule to the far Atbara,
Chorus: Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
Zaccary: So give me room for Sahara boom,
The Sahara-boom-de-ay.
Chorus: He's the Emperor of Sahara,
Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
His Majesty Jacques of lions and blacks,
The prince of the present day.
He'll rule to the far Atbara,
Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
So give it room, the Sahara boom,
The Sahara-boom-de-ay!
   
Zaccary: I'm buying a big population,
And welcome recruits with joy!
If you would come to,
You've nothing to do
But telegraph "Sand, Savoy!"
And ladies of rank and of station
Had better apply in haste;
I mean to import
A beautiful court,
To sugar the sandy waste!
Chorus:   waste!
Zaccary: Taking them round the waste!
I'm the Emperor of Sahara,
Chorus: Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
Zaccary: You'll find you have less
To spend upon dress,
The climate is built that way!
So toddle along, mia cara!
Chorus: Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
Zaccary: So give me room for Sahara boom,
The Sahara-boom-de-ay.
Chorus: So we'll come and see Sahara,
Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
We'll find we have less
to spend upon dress,
The climate is built that way.
So toddle along, mia cara!
Ta-ra-ra, Ta-ra-ra,
And give him room for Sahara boom,
The Sahara-boom-de-ay!

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