ON THE SLEEPY DREAMY NILE

ON THE SLEEPY DREAMY NILE
A Romance of Egypt
Song
Edwin F. Schwingenstein
Edwin F. Schwingenstein
Edwin F. Schwingenstein Music Publisher, Pittsburg, PA
Parnell(?)

In a far-off land, by the desert sand,
Dwelled a queen of beauty rare.
To the pyramid, gayly was forbid,
Took a chance and found her there.
Her dark flashing eyes, took me by surprise,
When she danced joy filled the air.
‘Neath the morning moon came my answer soon,
While the stars above shone fair.
CHORUS:
Come with me, my sweet Egyption [sic] maid,
To the sandy isle,
Nothing else to do but to love just you,
On the sleepy, dreamy Nile.
I love you my sweet Egyptian maid,
Oh, my dear one smile.
I will carry you,
I will marry you,
On the sleepy dreamy Nile.

Soon we stole away, life was bright and gay,
Over sands so far away,
Then the loving queen kissed a magic ring,
And she said, I’m yours today.
Just a half a mile. From the dreamy Nile,
Stood a temple large and grand,
Said the little queen, you’re to be my king,
Placed the ring upon my hand.

Egypt
ON THE SLEEPY DREAMY NILE