MY LADY OF THE NILE

MY LADY OF THE NILE
Jerome Kern
Gene Buck
T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter
Ziegfeld Follies
Featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1916.

A woman representing Cleopatra is the implied subject of the song.

In old Egypt where the pale moon glows,
And the sapphire Nile so gently flows,
And the balmy breeze through the palm tree blows;
That is Paradise to me.
In the shade of the pyramids so grand;
In that olden, golden Pharaoh Land;
It was there I lost my heart and hand,
And asked her My Queen to be.
Oh my lady of the

CHORUS:
Nile, Won’t you linger here awhile,
I have loved you so in history
you have solved my heart’s own mystery
through the veil of years it seems
you have haunted all my dreams
A world of love I’d return to you,
I’ve yearned for you, I’ve burned for you,
Your Anthony I want to be
My lady of the Nile.

Egypt
MY LADY OF THE NILE