FROM THE DESERT

FROM THE DESERT
Bedouin Love-Song
Song
George W. Chadwick
Bayard Taylor
Arthur P. Schmidt
Also set to music by C. B. Hawley (1897) and Ciro Pinsuti (arr. H. W. Porter, 1925). The text varies slightly in the three versions (stallion, steed, Arab, etc.) and Hawley and Pinsuti include the second verse.

From the desert I come to thee
On a stallion shod with fire,
And the winds are left behind
In the speed of my desire.
Under thy window I stand,
And the midnight hears my cry;
I love thee, I love but thee,
With a love that cannot die

Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars are old,
And the leaves of the Judgment-book unfold.

FROM THE DESERT