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                         "A Christmas Camel"
                      (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid)


        (descending piano glissando)

        piano arr. for guitar [2x: band enters 2nd time]:

         Gm            Cm/G  Gm            Gm    Cm/G Gm
         v       v       v       v         v       v       v       v

Verse 2:

        Gm     G       Eb        Bb
        My Amazon six-triggered bride
        (Bb)                 Cm       Gm
        Now searching for a place to hide
        (Gm)         G         Eb  Bb
        Still sees truth quite easily
        (Bb)                Cm  Gm
        Shrouds all else in mystery
               Cm    Eb7        Gm
        While madmen     in top    hats and tails
        Cm             Eb7      Gm
           Impale themselves on    six inch nails
             Bb    Gm      Cm   Gm
        And some Arabian   also-ran
        Bb         Gm        Cm      Gm
           Impersonates a   watering can

        [repeat intro w/full band after each verse]

Verse 2:

        Some Santa Claus-like face of note
        Entreats my ears to set afloat
        My feeble, sick, and weary brain
        And I am overcome with shame
        And hide inside my overcoat
        And hurriedly begin to quote
        And some Arabian   sheik most grand
        Impersonates a   hot dog stand

Instrumental break:

        (guitar solo over verse chords)

Verse 3:

        Red Cross ambulance outside
        Could only mean that I must hide
        'Til dusk and finally the night
        When I will make a hasty flight
        Across the sea and far away
        To where the weary exiles stay
        And some Arabian   oil well
        Impersonates a   padded cell


             Bb   Gm       Cm   Gm
        And some Arabian   oil well
        Bb         Gm       Cm      Gm
           Impersonates a   padded cell

        [repeat intro; end cold on last Gm of 2nd repeat]

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers