MY BEAUTIFUL EGYPT

MY BEAUTIFUL EGYPT
MY BEAUTIFUL EGYPT
Song
Harry Tierney
Alfred Bryan
Jerome Remick & Co.
G.F.
Egypt=Araby

Rhyming “Cairo” and “Chi-R[h]o” takes real chutzpah.

The Nile runs green?!

Omar Khayam is connected with Egypt, not Persia.

Round my heart Sahara weaves a spell,
In my eyes its mystic symbols dwell,
Egypt’s glamor enfolds me, Like a serpent it holds me,
Land of the west farewell.
My destiny is Araby–

CHORUS:
My beautiful Egypt, my wonderful Egypt,
Where Cleopatra reign’d supreme–
My magical Cairo, My mystical Chi-ro,
You enchant me like a wonderful dream,
I love your moonlight, I love your star-light,
And the green light of your beautiful Nile,
And I’ll follow the man who leads the big caravan,
And live like Omar Khayam,
My Egypt with you.

MY BEAUTIFUL EGYPT