MY LILY OF THE NILE
Near the town of Bungelboo, on the river Nile so blue,
Where the lotus lilies nod and dream,
In a palace on the shore, lives a princess I adore,
Of my heart she is the ruler so supreme,
Now it’s not so long ago since I nightly used to row
Down the moonlit stream with her, my royal pet;
And to such a great degree She’d show her love for me,
I’ve had no joy in life since last we met.
For she’s my Lily of the Nile,
As sweet as a rainbow’s smile;
A princess she whose pedigree
Is measured by the mile.
For my Lily of the Nile I’m willing to wait awhile,
For a King you’ll see When I’ll wedded be
To my Lily of the Nile.
‘Round my Lady Lily’s home thro’ the jungle we would roam,
And we’d hold a reg’lar jubilee of love;
Life was then a dream divine, and her glist’ning eyes ashine
Were as melting as the torrid skies above.
To that palace on the shore of the river Nile once more
I will soon be going back my love to see;
And I’ll claim her royal hand With ceremonies grand;
Then the king of all those native coons I’ll be.