Arabian Nights (Aladdin, original lyrics)

~ Song

Annotation

This is the original version of the song, that contained the line "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face." Upon the film's (and original soundtrack pressing's) release civil rights groups protested the lyric and it was subsequently rewritten and overdubbed for home video release and later soundtrack pressings.

Annotation last modified on 2015-03-07 05:48 UTC.

Relationships

composer: Alan Menken
lyricist: Howard Ashman
publisher: Walt Disney Music Company, Inc. (music publisher, do not use as release label)
Wonderland Music Company, Inc.
later versions: Arabian Nights (Aladdin, revised lyrics)
part of: Aladdin (1992 film soundtrack)

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
Aladdin - Arabian Nights cover and instrumental MrSolidSnake745's Floppy Drive Orchestra 1:34
Aladdin: Arabian Nights cover Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 1:18
Arabian Nights (original lyrics) Alan Menken 1:19
Arabian Nights (final) Alan Menken 1:47
Arabian Nights, Reprise #1 (demo) Alan Menken 0:34
Arabian Nights, Reprise #2 (demo) Alan Menken 0:35
Arabian Nights, Reprise #3 (demo) Alan Menken 0:37
Arabian Nights, Reprise #4 (demo) Alan Menken 0:44