In Egypt by the river Nile,
Egyptian maids your heart beguile,
Eyes entrance when they dance,
There’s a thrill in each glance
There I met Zona on the sands
The queen of all the desert bands,
Hear my plea, Maid of Araby,
While I sing to thee.
Zoma my own, Zoma my own,
I want you dearest to be mine alone
Close to my heart
We’ll never part
Just say that you love me, Zoma my own.
When I met her the world began,
Our hearts are in love’s caravan,
Allah knows where she grows,
She’s my sweet desert rose.
When she is safe within my arms,
I’ll be enraptured with her charms,
Her love-light, Will be shining bright,
To guide me aright.