10cc - Oh Effendi Lyrics

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In the middle of a caravan
On a four wheel drive oasis
There's a man with a thought in mind
To cash in on the desert faces
He's got a truckload of Yorkshire girls
For your harem going places
And the border bums never saw
The guns in the whiskey cases

There's a real, big demand
And it's written in the palm of his hand
He's gonna change the face of the desert
He's gonna sweep away the sand

Hang on sheik, I've got a yellow streak
I ain't here, I'm a mirage
Get back Des, keep it under your fez
And don't give us away in the massage

Look what I did for the pyramid
I put a pool in and made it pay
I built an elevator and a film theater
And I shipped it to the U.S.A.

'Cause there's a real big demand
And it's written in the palm of my hand
I'm gonna change the face of the desert
I'm gonna sweep away the sand

Hang on friends
There's a lot more goodies in the pipeline
So this ain't the time to close the deal
Here's the deal
Ooh, now you've got a Howitzer all of your own
Ooh, and a Panzer division to chauffeur you home
Gun running is fun
But hang on, friends, hang on friends

Allah be praised, there's a whole new craze
We're gonna shoot up the foreign legion
And it's up with the sheik
And down with the frog
We're gonna liberate the region

Oh Effendi, we're gonna bury your head in the sand
Oh Effendi, you better get off my doggone land

Hey, Prince of the moonbeams
Son of the sun,
Light of a thousand stars
Your gorillas are urban
And there's bourbon on your turban
And the sun shines out of your ***

Oh Effendi, I'm gonna grovel in your wake
Oh Effendi, it's all been a big mistake

You're gonna cut out my liver
If I don't deliver
Things are getting out of hand
I'm going to ride off into the sunset and
Make a deal with the promised land

Goodbye friends
There's no more goodies in the pipeline
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Wall Street Shuffle
  • 2 The Worst Band in the World
  • 3 Hotel
  • 4 Old Wild Men
  • 5 Clockwork Creep
  • 6 Silly Love
  • 7 Somewhere in Hollywood
  • 8 Baron Samedi
  • 9 The Sacro-Iliac
  • 10 Oh Effendi


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Kevin Godley, Eric Stewart
    album: Track 10 in album Sheet Music
    release date: 1974-5
    popularity : 83 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Art Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 2:51
    producer: 10cc
    vocal: Lol Creme, Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart
    mixer: Eric Stewart
    engineer: Eric Stewart
    guitar & keyboard: Eric Stewart
    guitar & percussion & keyboard: Lol Creme
    guitar & percussion & bass guitar: Graham Gouldman
    writer: Kevin Godley, Eric Stewart
    Album Information
    label: UK Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin