ARABY

ARABY
ARABY
Song
Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
Renie Davies
Waterman, Berlin and Snyder Co., New York
Barbelle

Tonight I’m dreaming of Araby,

That’s where my dreams seem to carry me;

Where ev’rything is oriental;

And ev’ryone is sentimental;

There in the shade of the shelt’ring palms I met a maiden fair;

I long to hold her gently in my arms.

Oh, how I wish I were there!

CHORUS:
Araby, when shades of night appear
I seem to hear you calling,
Araby, You seem to beckon, and I reckon
I’ll be hurrying back again.
Seems to me a maiden’s face appears,
I see her tears are falling, falling,
Because I left her there.
That’s why I long to be
Where all those happy faces wait for me
Beside the fair oasis.
Soon you’ll see within a Caravan
An Arab-man will take me
Over the desert back to Araby.
Someday you’ll find me in Araby,

Where someone’s waiting to marry me;

I can’t forget the day we parted

She said, I left her broken hearted,

I helped her on to a camel’s back.

Before she rode away,

She made me promise I that I would come back;

I’ll keep my promise some day.

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