CARAVAN

CARAVAN
CARAVAN
Song
Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol
Irving Mills
Exclusive Publications, Inc.; American Academy of Music, Inc.
Merman
Don Tyler, Hit Parade, p. 89, notes that this was a bigger hit in 1949 when Billy Eckstine did a gold vocal recording and in 1952 when trumpeter Ralph Marterie sold a million copies of his instrumental version.

Night and stars above that shine so bright,
The mys’try [sic] of their fading light
that shines upon our CARAVAN;
Sleep upon my shoulder as we creep
Across the sands so I may keep
This mem’ry of our CARAVAN

This is so exciting,
You are so inviting
Resting in my arms
As I thrill to the magic charms of you
Beside me here beneath the blue
My dream of love is coming true
Within our desert CARAVAN.

CARAVAN