IN THE VALLEY OF THE NILE

IN THE VALLEY OF THE NILE
Song
Richard A. Whiting
Dave Radford
Jerome H. Remick, New York & Detroit
F. E. Coomby

Down where the Nile flows so dreamily,
Where Cleopatra met Anthony,
There’s a sweet Egyptian maid
Who is waiting patiently,
And in my dreams I seem to see her waiting there,
There never bloomed a tropic flow’r so rare;
I hear her calling plaintively,
“Come back, my love, to me!”

CHORUS:
Where the dreamy Nile is flowing,
She’s waiting there for me;
Waiting thro’ the lonely hours
There beside the lotus flow’rs,
But she knows just how my heart
is yearning to kiss her,
I miss her own sweet smile,
Some day my caravans
Will cross the desert sands,
And take me to my dark-eyed sweetheart,
Down in the Valley of the Nile.

The moon shines bright on the pyramids,
The lotus flowers have closed their lids,
Thro’ the bright Egyptian night
I can hear her calling me,
The dreamy river whispers
To her of my love,
The night-birds sing a welcome from above,
My heart is longing constantly,
I’d give the world to be!

Egypt
IN THE VALLEY OF THE NILE