DOWN BY THE NILE
On that day beside the Nile,
When on you I dared to smile,
With my magic arts beguile,
There beside the Nile.
I, a simple temple maid,
Desert laws had disobeyed,
Heavy was the price I paid,
By the shimmering Nile.
Down by the Nile the night is falling,
Heart of my heart, to you I’m calling;
Temple bells so sweetly ring,
Memories of you they bring.
With all my soul I loved you,
Tell me you remember,
Here by the Sphinx our souls united,
Under the stars our love we plighted;
Though to dust the pyramids may fall,
Still to you my love will ever call,
Heart of my heart, Never to part,
Here I wait for you.