Twas a thousand years ago, We met, I know,
Where the tropic breezes blow, I loved you so,
Do you still recall the past, When last we met?
It seems like a dream That I can't forget.
Back where those Egyptians
Used to carve inscriptions,
There, upon the temple wall,
Long ago I found you,
Roses all around you,
Then I heard you call, by the moonlight,
We were Oriental Sweethearts sentimental,
Till we had to part in tears;
But love lives on forever,
Here we are together,
After a thousand years!
Till the Pyramids so old Shall fall and mold,
I will claim your heart of gold, To have and hold.
While a thousand years have flown, My love has grown;
Though fate made me wait, You are still my own!