EGYPTIAN EYES

EGYPTIAN EYES
EGYPTIAN EYES
Song
Walter Smith
Geo. Oliver
F. B. Haviland Pub. Co.
E. E. Walton
Is Egypt one woman or the personification of the country? Or both? An example of the stereotype that sees only types, not individual people with their own names. Is there an influence from Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” with the lead characters personifying Rome and Egypt?
Cf. “Egypt, My Cleopatra.”

Neath my guiding star In the East afar,
To my Egypt I will go,
By the River Nile, I will rest awhile,
Where the desert breezes blow.
My heart is calling, dear, for you,
Calling to my Egypt true, for

CHORUS:
My Egypt’s eyes are shining,
My Egypt’s heart is pining,
Bird to mate is calling,
Heard while the dusk is falling,
While Egypt’s lights are burning,
My Egypt’s heart is yearning,
I have come to claim you,
My own Egyptian eyes.

In my caravan, O’er the burning sand,
To the Valley of the Nile;
To the Pyramid, my guide I will bid,
In the heart of Egypt smile;
For there my Egypt waits for me,
And in my arms soon she’ll be, for

Egypt
EGYPTIAN EYES