ARABY MAID, THE

ARABY MAID, THE
ARABY MAID, THE
Away on the Wings of the Wind She Flies
Song
J. T. Surenne
Rev’d. T. G. Corry Anderson
Oliver Ditson
The Araby maid converts to Christianity when she weds her knight.Published in “A Selection of Favourite Songs by Herz, Lee, Rodwell, Bishop, Crouch, Russell, &c. by Hudson & Co., Pitt Street, North, Sydney

Away on the wings of the wind she flies,
Like a thing of life and light…
And she bounds beneath the Eastern skies,
And the beauty of Eastern night,
And she bounds beneath the Eastern skies,
And the beauty of Eastern night.

Why so fast drives the bark thro’ the ocean’s foam,
Why wings she so speedy a flight?
‘Tis an Araby maid who hath left her home,
To fly with her Christian knight.
‘Tis an Araby maid who hath left her home,
To fly with her Christian knight.

She hath left her Sire and her native land,
The land which from childhood she trod…
And hath sworn by the pledge of her beautiful hand,
To worship the Christian’s God,
And hath sworn by the pledge of her beautiful hand,
To worship the Christian’s God.

Then away, then away,
Oh swift be thy flight,
‘Twere death one moments delay…
For behind there is many a blade glancing bright,
Then away, away, away.
For behind there is many a blade glancing bright,
Then away, away, away.

They are safe in a land where love is divine,
In the land of the free and the brave…
They have knelt at the foot of the holy shrine,
Nought can sever them now but the grave,
They have knelt at the foot of the holy shrine,
Nought can sever them now but the grave.

Arabia/Araby
ARABY MAID, THE