Zanzibar Song Lyrics

Billy Joel

Billy Joel 52nd Street cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

Ali dances and the audience applauds
Though he's bathed in sweat he hasn't lost his style
Ali don't you go downtown
You gave away another round for free

Me, I'm just another face at Zanzibar
But the waitress always serves a secret smile
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtains down for me, for me

I've got the old man's car
I've got a jazz guitar
I've got a tab at Zanzibar
Tonight that's where I'll be, I'll be

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Shot
  • 2 Honesty
  • 3 My Life
  • 4 Zanzibar
  • 5 Stiletto
  • 6 Rosalinda’s Eyes
  • 7 Half a Mile Away
  • 8 Until the Night
  • 9 52nd Street


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 4 in album 52nd Street
    release date: 1978-10-13
    popularity : 112 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:13
    producer: Phil Ramone
    engineer: Jim Boyer
    guest trumpet: Freddie Hubbard
    assistant engineer: Dave Martone
    guest vibraphone & marimba: Mike Mainieri
    composer: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel

    Album Information

    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643560917
    script: Latin