In the Valley of the Kings
Carlo & Sanders
Carlo & Sanders
Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York
“Title with permission of Frederic Martin Burns”Arranged for piano by J. Bodewalt Lampe, this song was written to capitalize on the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in Egypt by Howard Carter in 1922.The picture of the ‘Boy King” playing in the desert sand has no connection with the rock-cut tomb he was “laid in.”

Over the desert falls night
Far in the distance a light
Only a star
On Heaven’s bar
Shows us the way
Where a King once used to stray

Many years ago
Ruled his mystic land
Could he see his Egyptland
The desert sand he once play’d in
Where he was laid in
On the road that leads to old Luxor
Millions are praising his name once more
They did of yore
When he was King for fame he always was craving
Now he’s dead the whole world is raving
Down in the Valley of the Kings.

My caravan travels on
When in the East breaks the dawn
Over his head
Camels now tread
Softly they tread
Not to wake a King who’s dead