MISIRLOU

MISIRLOU
MISIRLOU
Song
N. Roubanis
Fred Wise, Milton Leeds & S. K. Russell [Eng.]; J. Pina [Sp.]
Misirlou Music, Inc., NY
Another example of the Middle East and India interchange: Shalimar from India is moved west to the desert of Arabia. Also the temple bells are taken from a Hindu temple and put in a mosque. Originally published in 1941 by Colonial Music Publ. Co. (see next entry).

Desert shadows creep across purple sands
Natives kneel in prayer by their caravans,
There silhouetted under an eastern star
I see my long lost blossom of Shalimar

CHORUS:
You, MISIRLOU, Are the moon and the sun
Fairest one, Old Temple Bells are calling across the sand.
We’ll find our Kismet answering love’s command
You, MISIRLOU, Are a dream of delight,
In the night To an oasis sprinkled by stars above
Heaven will guide us, Allah will bless our love
Ah, Ah, MISIRLOU.

MISIRLOU