I’LL SING THEE SONGS OF ARABY

I’LL SING THEE SONGS OF ARABY
Song
Frederick Clay, Roy Shield
Calumet Music Co.
based on T. Moore’s Lalla Rookh, 1877

The orient extends from Araby to Cashmere. 

The pearl divers are known in the Persian Gulf.

Is this one of the inspirations for W.S. Gilbert’s “A Wandering Minstrel I” in the Mikado?

I’ll sing thee songs of Araby,
And tales of fair Cashmere,
Wild tales to cheat thee of a sigh,
Or charm thee to a tear,
And dreams of delight shall on thee break,
And rainbow visions rise,
And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes,
And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes.

Through those twin lakes, when wonder wakes,
My raptur’d song shall sink,
And as the diver dives for pearls,
Bring tears, bright tears to their brink;
And dreams of delight shall on thee break
And rainbow visions rise,
And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes,
And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes;
To cheat thee of a sigh
or charm thee to a tear!

  • I’LL SING THEE SONGS OF ARABY
I’LL SING THEE SONGS OF ARABY