In Sultana's eyes the lovelight lies,
Full of mystic charms;
While the music plays, Sultana sways
In the Sultan's arms.
While the incense burning sets the flame of love aglow,
He sings to Sultana soft and low.
Mistress of my harem, Sultana mine,
Allah gave you kisses that are divine;
Pretty Arab maid, oriental,
My heart is thine, I love you only,
Coming from the desert, my caravan
Brings the happy wedding feast;
Soon, my maid divine,
we'll drink the wine
That makes you mine,
Oh! my lovely maiden,
Sultana, Queen of the East.
Far across the sand to Bagdad grand
You and I will fly;
To its mystic shrines of ancient times
'Neath Arabian skies.
There I'll sip the honey from your lips of ruby hue,
There we'll find a paradise for two.