CLEOPATRICOLA

CLEOPATRICOLA
Song
Jean Schwartz
Alfred Bryan
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Another Irish-Egyptian number (Cf. “It Must Have Been the Irish That Built the Pyramids”)
and “Cleopatra” [also by Bryan] that gives her mother as Cleo and her father as Pat = Cleopatra.

Once I took a camel ride,
Far across the desert wide
Met a maiden way down by the Nile,
As I sat down by her side,
Her entrancing form I spied
Then she gave me a sweet Irish smile,
She told me that she was born in Erin
Cleopatricola was her name
Mighty soon my love I was declarin’
I spoke these words and set her heart aflame.

CHORUS:
Cleopatricola, Cleopatricola, Tell me what to do.
By my heart and soul, O Cleopatricola, I’m in love with you.
There I found my Shamrock in Sahara By the River Nile so fresh and green
Cleopatricola, Patricola, My Egyptian Coleen.

As the sun was going down
We went down to Cairo town,
Met King Pharaoh and all of his crew
First we read the Rubaiyat
Then we had a little chat
Played Casino with Pharaoh till two.
She told me that she was “jipt” in Egypt
And that King Rameses was to blame
He told her she’d be queen of Sheba
And spoke these very words before I came.

CHORUS:
Cleopatricola, Cleopatricola, Tell me what to do.
By my heart and soul, O Cleopatricola, I’m in love with you.
She gave me some nice Sahara pudding
That great Egyptian dessert without cream
Cleopatricola, Patricola, My Egyptian Coleen.

Egypt
CLEOPATRICOLA