IN THE SHADOW OF THE PYRAMID

IN THE SHADOW OF THE PYRAMID
Song
Ernest R. Ball
R. C. McPherson
May Irwin
M. Witmark & Sons
Mrs. Black Is Back
FJE
The Arab Queen swears by “Egypt’s Gods,” thus mixing pharaonic and Muslim Egypt together.

Eastward where the great desert lies
Where the pyramids rise
Straight away to the skies.
Near by the oases that gleam
Like a great emerald green
Lived an Arab Queen.
When lovers sought her,
Rich tokens brought her,
She would turn away and sigh
Only love will satisfy
Till one much bolder,
His passion told her
To his pleadings she then made reply.

CHORUS:
‘Till the shadows of the pyramid
Shall fade away,
‘Till seas shall claim the desert plain
In my heart for you a love lies hid,
Come when you may
And I’ll be waiting in the shadow of the Pyramid.

Nightime when the sun sank to sleep
Silence wond’rous and deep
O’er the desert would creep.
Swiftly on his steed through the night
With a lover[‘]s delight
He’d take his flight.
With heart a-swelling,
Tales he’d be telling
Of the dangers he’d endure
If he knew her love was sure
His hopes grew brighter,
His heart felt lighter
When by Egypt’s Gods again she swore.

Egypt
IN THE SHADOW OF THE PYRAMID