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"Lapti Nek", also known by its English translation "Fancy Man", is a song from the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in the 1983 film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It is a song that Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band perform for Jabba the Hutt in his palace.

The film version was performed by Sy Snootles' voice actress Annie Arbogast. For the films soundtrack, her vocals were replaced by Michele Gruska.

Lyrics

Wex ab queck zenick fesi
Jup col im in na hiz jal
Wah toc peg qui doz gee piff
Bot goc jarraz bas deq xzor ze zot
Yeq jen wih tus ter mo vey
Qui neb be og ezen non
Ra wok lapti nek seb not van
Bot joc jarraz bas deq xzor se vat

Nuk pement elfk
Kiv bah toh wep
Jex pi va bep
Heg budas xat
Pas cojec zes
Rat raw wim joct
Co joppi quaf
Bot joc jarraz bas du xzor se vat

My body heat is risin'
My soul is sympathisin'
A lovin' man is comin'
So I'm shapin' up an' workin' out.
I feel my heart a pumpin'
My whole brain is thumpin'
Yes, a fancy man is comin'
I'm shapin' up an' workin' out.

Well, people sing
You gotta work you mind
You gotta train to beat
You gotta be okay

You gotta walk the street
You gotta move your bod
You gotta work your feet
We're shapin' up an' workin' out.

Ab queck zenick fesi
Zong jup col im in na hiz jal, ooh
Wow!
Wa toc peg qui dos gee pif, aah
Joc jarraz bas deg zorze zot
Jer wih tuster mo vey
Qui neb be og ezen on
Wok lapti nek seb not van
Goc jarraz bas deg zorze zot

Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff
Lapti nek, kiv ba ha top wep jex pi va bep
Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jeppi quaff
Wow!

Ab queck zenick fesi
Jem wih tuster mo vey
Qui neb be og ezen on
Wok lapti nek seb not van
Wah toc peg qui doz gee pif ezact
Goc jarraz bas deg zorze zot

Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qoff
Lapti nek, kiv ba ha top wep jex pi va bep
Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff
Wow!

Deg zorze zot
Jem with tuster mo vey
Qui neb be og ezen on
Wok lapti nek seb not van
Goc jarraz bas deg zorze zot

Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qoff
Lapti nek, kiv ba ha top wep jex pi va bep
Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff

Deg zorze zot
Wow!

Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qoff
Lapti nek, kiv ba ha top wep jex pi va bep
Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff
Wow!
Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qoff
Lapti nek, kiv ba ha top wep jex pi va bep
Lapti nek, rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff
Wow!

Feel my body growing
My bones have started glowing, ooh
Wow!
The time has come for showing
That I'll shape you up and work you out
My body feels excitin'
My soul is synthesizin'
My whole frame is jumpin'
I'm workin' out and havin' fun

Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Work it out, you've got to feel the heat
Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Wow!

Feel my body growing
My body feels excitin'
My soul is synthesizin'
My whole frame is jumpin'
The time has come for showing
I'll shape you up and work you out

Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Work it out, you've got to feel the heat
Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Wow!

Work you out
My body feels excitin'
My soul is synthesizin'
My whole frame is jumpin'
I'll shape you up and work you out

Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Work it out, you've got to feel the heat
Work it out, you've got to move your soul

Work you out
Wow!

Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Work it out, you've got to feel the heat
Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Wow!
Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Work it out, you've got to feel the heat
Work it out, you've got to move your soul
Wow!

Other Appearances

  • The song was featured on the film's soundtrack, with slightly different lyrics and translation, and with the vocals provided by Michele Gruska instead of Annie Arbogast.
  • The song is heard on the audio book Dooku: Jedi Lost.
  • The song was featured in the jukebox of the video game Star Wars Galaxies under the name "Max Rebo 1."
  • The song was featured in the animated web miniseries Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures.
  • The original English version, before it was translated into Huttese for the film, can be heard in the Star Wars documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga.

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Trivia

  • The song was written, recorded, and even performed on set in English first before composer Joseph Williams translated it into Huttese and dubbed Annie Arbogast's singing over.
  • Annie Arbogast was a sound department assistant on Return of the Jedi and was originally intended to just be the demo voice, but executive producer George Lucas and composer John Williams decided to use her version in the theatrical release.
  • In the 1997 Special Edition of the film as well as its subsequent Special Edition releases, the song was cut entirely and replaced by the song "Jedi Rocks".
  • In-universe, "Lapti Nek" is a popular Huttese song, as well as one of Sy Snootles' favorites.
  • The translation of the song has varied depending on version; this page gives the translations associated with their respective versions.

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