NILE

NILE
NILE
Anthony and Cleopatra Theme
Motion Picture
Johhny Mercer
Alex North
Twentieth Century Music Corp./Robbins Music Corp., New York
Cleopatra
Written for the film “Cleopatra,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison and Richard Burton who are featured in the cover illustration.

 

The fury ends

The sound of battle dies away,

And through the long, dusty day there flows the Nile.

The sands that blow,

Blow over kings as well as slaves,

And there is no diff’rence in their graves.

The barge where a queen kept a lover’s tryst

Is driftwood and broken spars.

What eyes know her lips or the lips she kissed?

No eyes except the frosty stars.

And life goes on

New lovers walk along the shore

And when they’re gone as before there flows the Nile.

For we are here for just a little while,

Then we’re gone,

But through the summers and the snows

Flows the Nile.

Egypt
Cleopatra
Nile
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