MY GIRL FROM OLD AFGHANISTAN

MY GIRL FROM OLD AFGHANISTAN
Song
Orral Earls
Orral Earls
Orral Earls, Zincville, Okla.
This song may be part of an Afghanistan “craze” as part of a wider “oriental” craze of the times. Compare with “Afghanistan” (also 1920 by Wilander & Donnelly) where the woman is a Hindu, not Muslim.

The cover shows a turbaned gentlemen holding a rifle on a white horse next to a woman with bolero jacket and white scarf headdress with red band (kaffieh?) under cocoanut palms with small tents.

Far away on a desert gray
I was wand’ring o’er the desert sands one day
Came a lady dress’d so gay
Splendidly she rode so wild and free.
Love came a stealing and it’s revealing seem’d to say
Girl of dreams you shall mine be. In

CHORUS:
Far off Central Asia
In old Afghanistan
I stole this lovely lady
This queen of a desert clan
Tho’ wild as the desert breezes
She’ll give to me her hand
And I’ll tell her how I love her
My girl from old Afghanistan.

Tent lights glowed stealthily I rode
‘Til I found my lady love’s abode
Whispered if the world she’d see
Mount my horse and fly away with me.
Quickly she mounted softly she murmured chieftain dear
I’ll go with you anywhere. In

Afghanistan
MY GIRL FROM OLD AFGHANISTAN