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"Prince Ali" is a song from Aladdin, written by Alan Menken (music) and Howard Ashman (lyrics) sung by the Genie as he introduces the city of Agrabah to Aladdin's royal alter-ego, Prince Ali Ababwa. During the song, Genie (Robin Williams) imitates a Thanksgiving Parade commentator. A conceived intro of the song and two extra verses in the middle were cut in the film version of the movie. This was one of the last songs written by the late Howard Ashman. There would later be a reprise in which Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) exposes and banishes Aladdin in his moment of triumph.

This song was included on the tapes Disney Sing Along Songs: Circle of Life, and Disney Sing Along Songs: Collection of All-Time Favorites: The Modern Classics. It was also included in the video game Just Dance 2014.

Lyrics

Chorus: Make way for Prince Ali!
Say hey! It's Prince Ali!

Genie: Hey! Clear the way in the old Bazaar
Hey you!
Let us through! It's a bright new star!
Oh Come! Be the first on your block to meet his eye!
Make way!
Here he comes!
Ring bells! Bang the drums!
Are you gonna love this guy!

Prince Ali!
Fabulous he!
Ali Ababwa
Genuflect,
show some respect
Down on one knee!
Now, try your best to stay calm
Brush up your Sunday salaam
Then come and meet his spectacular coterie

Prince Ali!
Mighty is he!
Ali Ababwa
Strong as ten
regular men,
definitely!
He faced the galloping hordes
A hundred bad guys with swords
Who sent those goons to their lords?
Why, Prince Ali

Men: He's got seventy-five golden camels
Genie as "Harry": Don't they look lovely, June?
Women: Purple peacocks, he's got fifty-three
Genie as "June": Fabulous, Harry. I love the feathers.
When it comes to exotic-type mammals
Has he got a zoo?
I'm telling you,
it's a world-class menagerie

Prince Ali!
Handsome is he,
Ali Ababwa
Harem Girls: There's no question this Ali's alluring.
Never ordinary,
never boring.
Genie: That physique!
How can I speak?
Harem Girls: Everything about that man just plain impresses.
Genie: Weak at the knee!
Well, get on out in that square
Harem Girls: He's a winner,
he's a whiz,
a wonder.
Genie: Adjust your veil and prepare
Harem Girls: He's about to pull my heart asunder.
Genie: To gawk and grovel and stare at Prince Ali!
Harem Girls: And I absolutely love the way he dresses!

Chorus: He's got ninety-five white Persian monkeys
Guards: He's got the monkeys,
let's see the monkeys
Chorus: And to view them he charges no fee
Women: He's generous, so generous
Chorus: He's got slaves,
he's got servants and flunkies
Proud to work for him
They bow to his whim,
love serving him
They're just lousy with loyalty to Ali!
Prince Ali!

All: Prince Ali!
Amorous he!
Ali Ababwa
Genie: Heard your princess was a sight lovely to see.
And that, good people, is why,
he got dolled up and dropped by

Chorus: With sixty elephants,
llamas galore
With his bears and lions
A brass band and more
With his forty fakirs,
his cooks and bakers
His birds that warble on key
Make way
For Prince Ali!

Prince Ali
Yes, it is he
But not as you know him!
Read my lips
And come to grips
With the reality.
Yes, meet a blast from your past,
Whose lies were too good to last!
Say hello to your precious Prince Ali!

So Ali
Turns out to be
Merely Aladdin!
Just a con
Need I go on?
Take it from me.
His personality flaws,
Give me adequate cause,

To send him packing on a one-way trip
So his prospects take a terminal dip!
His assets frozen!
The venue chosen!
It's the ends of the earth! Whoopee!
So long! Ex-Prince, Ali!

Kassim:Hail, your attention I crave
Oh ye people of Agrabah
This is your lucky day

Hail, high and low, great and small
Lucky people of Agrabah,
Someone's coming to call
(Take it away Babkak)

Babkak: Someone who tamed the cyclops
Then fought forty theives single handed
He's richer than Krisos
Omar: He goes where he pleases
Kassim: And this time he's chosen your land

Oh, oh-woah
Your land
Uh come on!
(Nobody's coming)

Babkak, Omar & Kassim:So here he is now with his band!

Dancers: Make way for Prince Ali
Say hey, hey, hey!
It's Prince Ali

Genie: Hey! Clear the way in the old Bazaar
Hey you, let us through!
It's a bright new star, oh
Come be first on your block
To meet his eye!

Make way,
Here he comes!
Ring bells! Bang the drums!
Are you gonna love this guy!
Make way! (Make way)
Make way! (Make way)
Make way!

Prince Ali! Fabulous he!
Ali Ababwa
Genuflect, show some respect
Down on one knee!
Now, try your best to stay calm
Brush up your sunday salaam
Then come and meet his spectacular coterie

Prince Ali!
Mighty is he!
Ali Ababwa
Strong as ten regular men, definitely!
(That's right boys)
He once slew seventy Turks,
Mustaches, Sabres, real jerks!
Who gave those bad guys the works?
Why, Prince Ali!
(Yes he did!)
Prince, prince Ali
Prince Ali
Prince, prince Ali
Prince Ali!

Female Singer: He's got seventy-five golden camels (sing it mama!)
Purple peacocks
He's got fifty-three

Genie: When it comes to exotic-type mammals
Has he got a zoo?
I'm telling you
It's a world-class menagerie

Wow!
Prince Ali, wonderful he,
Ali Ababwa
He's essayed quite a parade
For you to see (he's essayed a parade)
So get on out in that street
Got someone I wantcha to meet
Come one start kissing the feet
Of prince Ali!

Say hey, hey!
Hey, hey!
Hey to prince Ali!
(One more time!)
Say hey, hey!
Hey, hey!
Hey to prince Ali!

Ba-badabada
(Sounding good fellas)
Ba-badabada
(Hit me one more time)
Ba-badabada
[Over the top] There's no question this Ali's impressive
Ba-badabada
Though, his entourage might be excessive
Ba-badabada
All those elephants at once can quite unnerve one
Ba-badabada
Still, the man gives a parade new meaning
And the sight of all those peacocks preening
He's a prince without a peer
And we deserve one!

There's no question this Ali's alluring (Prince Ali, fabulous he)
Never ordinary! (Ali Abwabwa)
Never boring! (That physique! )
Everything about the man just plain impresses. (How can I speak?)
He's a winner, he's a wizz, (I'm weak at the knee)
A wonder! (Well get on out in that square )
He's about to put my heart asunder, (Adjust your veil and prepare)
And I absolutely love the way he dresses. (To gawk and grovel and stare At Prince Ali!)

He's got ninety-five white Persian monkeys
(He's got the monkeys, let's see the monkeys)
And to view them he charges no fee
(He's generous, so generous)
He's got slaves, he's got servants and flunkies
(Proud to work for him)
They bow to his whim (love serving him)
They're just lousy with loyalty to Ali!
Prince Ali!

Prince Ali!
Amorous he!
Ali Ababwa
Heard your princess was a sight (ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah)
Lovely to see
And that, good people, is why
He got dolled up and dropped by

Chorus:With sixty elephants, llamas galore
With his bears and lions
A brass band and more
With his forty fakirs, his cooks, his bakers
His birds that warble on key
Make way for prince...
Prince Ali!

Say hey to prince Ali! (Prince Ali)
Say hey, hey, hey to prince ali!
Badabadaba bow!
Badabadaba ba ba ba badow!

[SULTAN]
Hail! Your attention I pray
Oh, ye people of Agrabah!
This is our lucky day!</nowiki>

[SULTAN] (spoken):
My noble subjects, Princess Jasmine has chosen Prince Ali to be her husband and our next Sultan!

[SULTAN]
Go, cry from the highest mountain tops
Rejoice, raise your voice
Pull out all the stops!
At last, we've a prince who should be glorified!
Ring bells, throw rice
Bang drums, bang them twice!
Ali's gonna wed his bride...!

[ENSEMBLE]
Prince Ali, yes it is he
Ali Ababwa
Favourite son, second to none
Obviously

[SULTAN]
Who made Her Majesty swoon
Who had her changing her tune
And not a moment too soon

[ENSEMBLE]
He's Prince Ali!

v - e - d
Aladdin Logo
Media
Films: AladdinThe Return of JafarAladdin and the King of ThievesDisney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your DreamsDescendantsVideoAladdin (live-action film)

Television: Aladdin: The Series • "Hercules and the Arabian Night" • Great Minds Think 4 ThemselvesHouse of MouseOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandSofia the FirstA Poem Is...Once Upon a Time
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookComic bookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Look-Look BookGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookAladdin's QuestAbu and the Evil GenieJasmine and the Disappearing TigerA-Mazing AladdinThe Magic Carpet's SecretDon't Bug the GenieJasmine's Magic CharmJasmine's Royal WeddingAladdin: One True LoveJasmine: The Missing CoinJasmine the MatchmakerDisney Princess Beginnings
Video Games: Video gameNasira's RevengeDisney's MathQuest With AladdinDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts codedKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χDisney Enchanted Tales

Disney Parks
Arabian CoastArt of AnimationCaravan CarouselDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldLe Passage Enchanté d'AladdinMickey's PhilharMagicSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStorybook Land Canal BoatsThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Magic Carpets of AladdinVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Aladdin's Great AdventureAladdin: A Musical SpectacularAnimazment - The MusicalCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's Summer Oasis SplashDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicFeel the MagicGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Magic Lamp TheaterVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Aladdin's OasisSultan's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland BazaarAbu's BazaarAgrabah Marketplace
Parade: Aladdin's Royal CaravanCelebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Magical Moments ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeStitch's Summer Dance BashThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disney in the StarsHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightWishesWorld of Color
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains WorldVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!

Characters
Original Characters: AladdinGenieJasmineAbuMagic CarpetThe SultanRajahJafarIagoThe PeddlerRazoul The Royal GuardsGazeemPrince AchmedHarem GirlsFaroukTwo Hungry ChildrenSultana

Sequel Characters: Abis MalCassimSa'LukThe Oracle
TV Series Characters: SadiraMercQueen HippsodethScaraKing PectorThe MukhtarEdenSultan Pasta Al-DenteDhandiHamedPharabuPrince UncouthmaGeneral GoudaBrawnhildaBudRuntaThundraQueen KimblaBrisbaneKoala KidMachanaFasirRiders of RamondSamir the "Destroyer"SquirtCaptain Al BahtrossPrince WazooAjed Al-GebraicAmalAbnor MalMechaniclesScooterZarasto the MarauderMaraudersZorastoMozenrathXerxesKhartoumSiroccoShamanMirageHaroud Hazi BinFashoomSaleenArmandAyam AghoulEvil AladdinCaliph KapokSootinaiDaru TavelevilMalchoDominus TuskAl Muddy SultanAl MuddyAzizMinos and FatimaNefir HasenufNefir's ImpsArbutusMagmaAmuk MoonrahChaosEvil GenieAmin DamoolaNasiraFrigeedAnubisSahkata, Razili and FaridaSand MonsterSand SharkMothiasDing and OopoQueen DelucaKing ZahbarQueen Deluca's BrothersThe Great RiftMamluksKileemThe EtherealZin and ZangKutatoUnkbuutDestane
Enchanted Tales Characters: AneesaHakeemSaharaSharma
Video Game Characters: NasiraBizarrahVery Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's MotherGenie of the Ring

Episodes
Season One: Getting the Bugs OutMudder's DayFowl WeatherThe Prophet MotiveMuch Abu About SomethingMy Fair AladdinTo Cure a ThiefNever Say NefirRaiders of the Lost Shark

Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" • "Bad Mood Rising" • "Do the Rat Thing" • "The Vapor Chase" • "Garden of Evil" • "Some Enchanted Genie" • "Web of Fear" • "Plunder the Sea" • "Strike Up the Sand" • "Sneeze the Day" • "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" • "Forget Me Lots" • "Scare Necessities" • "SandSwitch" • "Lost and Founded" • "Moonlight Madness" • "The Flawed Couple" • "Rain of Terror" • "Dune Quixote" • "That Stinking Feeling" • "The Day the Bird Stood Still" • "Of Ice and Men" • "Opposites Detract" • "Caught by the Tale" • "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" • "Beast or Famine" • "Smolder and Wiser" • "The Game" • "Poor Iago" • "The Spice is Right" • "The Animal Kingdom" • "Power to the Parrot" • "The Sands of Fate" • "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" • "The Citadel" • "Snowman is an Island" • "The Secret of Dagger Rock" • "In the Heat of the Fright" • "Witch Way Did She Go?" • "The Seven Faces of Genie" • "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" • "A Clockwork Hero" • "Mission: Imp Possible" • "Stinker Belle" • "Sea No Evil" • "Shadow of a Doubt" • "Smells Like Trouble" • "The Way We War" • "Night of the Living Mud" • "Egg-stra Protection" • "A Sultan Worth His Salt" • "Heads, You Lose" • "The Love Bug" • "When Chaos Comes Calling" • "Genie Hunt" • "Armored and Dangerous" • "The Lost Ones" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "Shark Treatment" • "Black Sand" • "Love at First Sprite" • "Vocal Hero" • "The Lost City of the Sun" • "As the Netherworld Turns" • "Seems Like Old Crimes" • "From Hippsodeth, with Love" • "Destiny on Fire" • "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" • "Riders Redux" • "The Book of Khartoum" • "While the City Snoozes" • "Two to Tangle" • "The Ethereal" • "The Shadow Knows" • "The Great Rift"

Locations
AgrabahCave of WondersCrazy Hakim's Discount FertilizerThe Sultan's PalaceThe Vanishing IsleOdiferousThe Isle of GalifemMorbiaVery Ankh-AmmanThe Land of the Black SandOld Wizard's Lab
Objects
Golden Scarab BeetleJafar's Snake StaffGenie's LampJafar's LampEden's BottleMozenrath's GauntletCrystal of IxBlue Rose of ForgetfulnessTree of RenewalThe Oracle's ScytheHand of Midas
Songs
Original: Arabian NightsOne Jump AheadFriend Like MePrince AliA Whole New World

Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for MeNothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)Forget About LoveYou're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in AgrabahOut of Thin AirWelcome to the Forty ThievesFather and SonAre You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock PrincessI've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the BoyProud of Your BoyWhy Me?Count on MeCall Me a PrincessBabkak, Omar, Aladdin, KassimHigh AdventureMy Finest HourTo Be Free
Broadway: A Million Miles AwayThese Palace Walls

See also
MusicalFriend Like IagoThe Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceAs Told by Emoji