If he came to you you'll tell without saying
We're spoiling him Oh Yaho
Me love anyone else -- impossible
(*Tarik writes that in Arabic culture because it is considered improper to make a direct reference to a woman publicly, the singers will often say "he" instead of "she". It is understood that the subject of the song is female.)
Where to Get Recordings of this Song
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