"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 commenter. 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 exposes and banishes Aladdin in his moment of triumph.
Chorus: Make way for Prince Ali!
Say hey! It's Prince Ali!
Genie: Hey! Clear the way in the old Bazaar
Let us through! It's a bright new star!
Oh Come! Be the first on your block to meet his eye!
Here he comes!
Ring bells! Bang the drums!
Are you gonna love this guy!
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
Mighty is he!
Strong as ten
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
Handsome is he,
Women: There's no question this Ali's alluring.
Genie: That physique!
How can I speak?
Women: Everything about that man just plain impresses.
Genie: Weak at the knee!
Well, get on out in that square
Women: He's a winner,
he's a whiz,
Genie: Adjust your veil and prepare
Women: He's about to pull my heart asunder.
Genie: To gawk and grovel and stare at Prince Ali!
Women: And I absolutely love the way he dresses!
Chorus: He's got ninety-five white Persian monkeys
Men: 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!
All: Prince Ali!
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,
With his bears and lions
A brass band and more
With his forty fakirs,
his cooks and bakers
His birds that warble on key
For Prince Ali!