Saturday, June 18, 2011

Camel Named Clyde

June 18, 2011
Behemoth, Texas

More than a quarter of a century ago, a sultry singer named Maria Mulduar, recorded a song that rose high on the pop charts, where it remained for several months. The title of the song was Ahab the Arab. Ahab was an Arab sheik who seduced a young woman whose name was never revealed in the song but we do know she spent the night in the desert with Ahab in his tent. Ahab owned a camel named Clyde that he would ride out into the desert.

Clyde, who remained unknown to the public all these years was recently discovered in Saudi Arabia and is pictured here. Of course Clyde is much older now and his age shows. He no longer is the handsome mount of the dashing Sheik Ahab, and Ms. Muldaur, the singer, also has sunk into the distant memories of many who knew her in the late 1970s.

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