:: Title :: King Farouk
:: Genre :: parody, topical song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Henderson, Hamish [vocal]
:: Setting :: Hotel Meurice
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots
:: Session :: Hamish Henderson 3/51
:: Date :: 3/6/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3266.0, Track 8 (00:05:25)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Ballads, cornkisters, and mouth music sung by Scottish folklorist, poet, and radical Hamish Henderson. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The story of the song of "King Farouk," Hamish's collection its stanzas, and his singing of the "complete" version. An Arabic glossary for the song: Quais ketir: plenty good; bint: woman; tarboosh: fez; gamel: camel; gamoos: water buffalo; filoos: money; mafeesh: "there ain't none"; Babel-Louk: Cairene railway terminus; stanna shwaya: "take it easy" (Lit. stay a little). [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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