BEHIND YOUR SILKEN VEIL

BEHIND YOUR SILKEN VEIL
Song
Vincent Rose & Earl Burnett
Richard Coburn
Sherman, Clay & Co., San Francisco, Cal.
A very good example of going as far as “family values” would allow in undressing an oriental maiden with words.

Dreaming of love has made me sentimental,
Because a little Oriental
Is hiding all her charms;
And I’ve been scheming
Just how to make her stop concealing
Her tender beauty so appealing,
And shield her in my arms, from all harms.

CHORUS:
Oriental maiden so frail, So sweet and pale,
Behind your silken veil, You’re hiding;
All I’ve ever seen is your eyes;
Your veil denies me
All the sweetness that lies beneath them;
Blushing cheeks and flashing smiles
Are hidden while I’m sighing;
Trembling lips are waiting for their kisses while I’m trying
To tell you love has whispered its wondrous tale;
So let me peep, dear, Behind your silken veil.

Lonely when at her feet she finds me kneeling,
Her loveliness she’ll be revealing,
Just heeding love’s demands;
Then to her only
The joy of all my love confiding,
When in my caravan she’s riding,
Across the desert lands, burning sands.

BEHIND YOUR SILKEN VEIL