Night Boat to Cairo Lyrics

Madness

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Cathal Joseph Smyth, Christopher John Foreman, Daniel Mark Woodgate, Graham Mcpherson, Lee Jay Thompson, Mark William Bedford, Michael Barson
album: Track 3 in album One Step Beyond…
release date: 1979
popularity : 47 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Ska
length: 3:32
producer: Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
vocal: Suggs and Lee “Kix” Thompson
bass: Mark Bedford
background vocals: Chas Smash
guitar: Chris Foreman
percussion & drums: Daniel Woodgate
keyboard: Mike Barson
tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone: Lee “Kix” Thompson
writer: Graham McPherson, Mike Barson

Album Information

label: Stiff Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Madness One Step Beyond… cover art

Lyrics

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It's just gone noon, half-past monsoon
On the banks of the river Nile
Here comes the boat only half-afloat
Oarsman grins a toothless smile
Only just one more to this desolate shore
Last boat along the river Nile
Doesn't seem to care, no more wind in his hair
As he reaches his last half mile
The oar snaps in his hand before he reaches dry land
But the sound doesn't deafen his smile
Just pokes at wet sand with an oar in his hand
Floats off down the river Nile
Floats off down the river Nile

(All aboard, night boat to Cairo!)

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One Step Beyond
  • 2 My Girl
  • 3 Night Boat to Cairo
  • 4 Believe Me
  • 5 Land of Hope & Glory
  • 6 The Prince
  • 7 Tarzan’s Nuts
  • 8 In the Middle of the Night
  • 9 Bed and Breakfast Man
  • 10 Razor Blade Alley
  • 11 Swan Lake
  • 12 Rockin’ in A♭
  • 13 Mummy’s Boy
  • 14 Madness
  • 15 Chipmunks Are Go!