EASTERN DREAMS

EASTERN DREAMS
EASTERN DREAMS
Song
Sherman Myers
Huntley Trevor
Cecil Lennox, Ltd., London
Perret
Also copyright 1928 Ager, Yellen & Bornstein, Inc., New York.

The usual repertoire of stereotypes are here, but with a jarring reference to “Evensong” in a presumably Muslim culture. The eastern maid awaits her western lover.

Shine on, Crescent Moon,
You remind me of days long ago,
Set me pining once more
For that Oriental shore
And the love I used to know.
Only Eastern Dreams,
But they tell of the years to be
Shine on, New Moon,
There’s one consolation you can give me:

CHORUS:
Sweet Eastern Dreams,
How they recall
Mem’ries of somebody waiting for me,
Where Crescent moonbeams are kissing the sea,
Sweet Eastern Dreams
Bring back the gleaming Blue Nile and love
In a paradise of Eastern Dreams.

Shine on, Crescent Moon,
Bring those sweet Eastern Dreams back to me,
When I’m closing my eyes
Golden domes of Paradise
And the minarets I see.
Then someone appears,
By her lattice at Evensong,
My Eastern Rose
Still looks to the West in silent longing –

EASTERN DREAMS