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Lapti Nek was a song performed by the Max Rebo Band. It was a favorite of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

'Lapti Nek' (or 'Fancy Man') was originally featured in the theatrical cut of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi before being replaced with 'Jedi Rocks' in the 1997 Special Edition.

The English lyrics were written by Joseph Williams then translated into Huttese by sound department assistant (and aspiring reggae singer) Annie Arbogast. Ben Burtt then recorded Arbogast performing the number for the temp track with the intent of replacing it later with another performer. Despite this, executive producer George Lucas and composer John Williams decided to retain Arbogast's temp track in the theatrical cut. During rehearsals and shooting, 'Fancy Man' was sung in English.[2]

For the soundtrack album, Williams opted to include a different version of the song, this time with Michele Gruska performing Sy's vocals.[2]

LyricsEdit

(NOTE: spelling inconsistencies are retained from the original music sheets.)[2]

WEX AB QUECK ZENICK FESI

(My body heat is risin’)

JUP COL IM INNAHIZ JAL

(My soul is sympathisin’)

WAH TOC PEG QUI DOZ GEE PIF

(A lovin’ man is comin’)

BOT GOC JARRAZ BAS DEQ XZOR ZE ZOT

(So I’m shapin’ up an’ workin’ out.)

YEQ JEN WIH TUS TER MO VEY

(I feel my heart a pumpin’)

QUI NEB BE OG EZEN NON

(My whole brain is thumpin’)

RA WOK LAPTI NEC SEB NOT VAN

(Yes, a fancy man is comin’)

BOT JOC JARRAS BAS DEQ XZOR SE VAT

(I’m shapin’ up an’ workin’ out.)

NUK PEMENT ELK

(Well, people sing)

KIV BAH TOH WEP

(You gotta work you mind)

JEX PI VA BEP

(You gotta train to beat)

HEG BUDAS XAT

(You gotta be okay)

PAS COJEC ZES

(You gotta walk the street)

RAT RAW WIM JOCT

(You gotta move your bod)

CO JOPPI QUAF

(You gotta work your feet).

BOT GOC JARREZ BAS DU XZOR SE VAT

(We’re shapin’ up an’ workin’ out.)

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