ARABELLA

ARABELLA
Song
John H. Densmore
John H. Densmore
Walter Jacobs

Once a little soldier boy in uniform so gay,
oh, so gay, oh, so very gay,
Met a little dancing girl in Cairo,
Far away, oh, so far away.
Arabella was her name,
a pretty little Oriental dancing girl,
Pretty Arabella and her soldier feller,
This is what he did tell her in an Oriental way, “Some way.”
Oh my

CHORUS:
Arabella, pretty Arabella,
I’ll always be kind and true, dear,
to you dear,
Oh, my Arabella, pretty Arabella,
when I’m marching home with you.
As our hearts grow fonder
O’er the sands we’ll wander
To a temple far away,
Oh, my Arabella, pretty Arabella,
On our Cairo wedding day.

So they planned a wedding
With a great big jazzy band,
Jazzy band, jazzy Orient band,
Promised he’d be true forever
Far across the sand,
Hand in hand Far across the sand.
Listen to the story of a pretty little Oriental dancing girl.
Pretty Arabella and her soldier feller,
This is what he’d tell her,
For their life was full of joy, “Oh boy.”
Oh my

Egypt
ARABELLA