PROCOL HARUM : A CHRISTMAS CAMEL [1968]

Ένα ακόμα “όχι – ακριβώς – Χριστουγεννιάτικο” τραγούδι, όπως ακριβώς είναι τα φετινά Χριστούγενα. Από τους Keith Reid [στιχουργό], Gary Brooker [συνθέτη], παρμένο απ’ το ιστορικό πρώτο άλμπουμ των Procol Harum [1968]

One more “not – exactly – Christmas” song, just like this year’s Christmas.
By
Keith Reid [lyricist], Gary Brooker [composer], taken from Procol Harum’s historic debut album [1968]

My Amazon six-triggered bride
Now searching for a place to hide
Still sees truth quite easily
Shrouds all else in mystery
While madmen in top hats and tails
Impale themselves on six-inch nails
And some Arabian also-ran
Impersonates a watering can
Some Santa Claus-like face of note
Entreats my ears to set afloat
My feeble, sick and weary brain
And I am overcome with shame
And hide inside my overcoat
And hurriedly begin to quote
While some Arabian sheikh most grand
Impersonates a hot-dog stand
Red Cross ambulance outside
Could only mean that I must hide
Till dusk and finally the night
When I will make a hasty flight
‘Cross the sea and far away
To where the weary exiles stay
And some Arabian oil well
Impersonates a padded cell
And some Arabian oil well
Impersonates a padded cell

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  1. Timothy Price December 24, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Perfectly Christmas with “Some Santa Claus-like face of note”. These days you can get an Amazon six-triggered bride from Amazon. And the nails are 3 inches longer.

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  2. Resa December 27, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Very Procol Harem sounding, and that sounds great! Not a song I know, and I like it!
    Guess it’s hard to get past “Whiter Shade of Pale”!

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