ORIENTAL MELODY

ORIENTAL MELODY
ORIENTAL MELODY
Song
George Saunders
George Saunders
Producer Music Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
Graphic Studios
This is another example of the mixing of Middle Eastern and South Asian themes in Hindustan. all set to a jazz saxophone accompaniment.

Across the sand and desert land, from Hindustan,
Has come a strain, my weary brain it’s driving most insane,
I hear it played, it’s cabaret’d, each Jazzland band
Is softly moaning, saxophoning this queer, weird refrain.

CHORUS:
Oh you Oriental Melody
You seem just like a voice calling me,
Far across the Eastern sea,
Your dreamy sentimental harmony
Comes gently stealing, to me appealing,
Oriental Melody.

That minor key appeals to me, I seem to see
A lovely maid, when it is played, arrayed in Hindu style,
With temp’ramental [sic] Oriental movements free,
Advancing with her dancing that’s entrancing as her smile.

ORIENTAL MELODY