MISIRLOU

MISIRLOU
MISIRLOU
Song
N. Roubanis
Fred Wise, Milton Leeds & S. K. Russell [Eng.]; J. Pina [Sp.]
Colonial Music Publ. Co.
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. Copyright transferred to Misirlou Music Inc. in 1969 (see preceding 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