I AM CLEOPATRA

I AM CLEOPATRA
I AM CLEOPATRA
E. Ray Goetz
E. Ray Goetz
Irene Bordoni
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
As You Were
Starmer
From the show “As You Were” “A Fantastic Revue (Adapted from Rip’s “Plus Ca Change”)”

See also “On the Bosom of the Sleepy Nile”

Theda Bara is the model vamp

Cleopatra is known to the audience from movies, not history or literature

I am Queen of Egypt, known to fame,
No doubt you’ve very often heard my name,
Or perhaps my face you’ve seen
On a local movie screen,
Where I lead the double life of love and shame.
I am the world’s first vampire people say,
The villainess of ev’ry picture play.
For men I have a passion,
That goes beyond the ration of any siren of a later day–

CHORUS:
I am Cleopatra, Cleopatra the vamp, Cleopatra the scamp,
With an eye full of Mascara, A la Theda Bara,
I wield a very very wicked lamp,
on all and sundry,
If you have a hubby, or a sweetie,
You’d better never ever let him meet me,
For I am Cleopatra,
Cleopatra, the home wrecker of the Nile.

Egypt
I AM CLEOPATRA