MY ORIENTAL QUEEN

MY ORIENTAL QUEEN
MY ORIENTAL QUEEN
A Tale From The Other Side
Song
Paul J. Knox
Paul J. Knox
Will Rossiter
Starmer
A spin-off from the Chicago World’s Fair Midway oriental dancers.

A man brings home is oriental wife only to find that her dancing style was from the Midway.

The cover has the subtitle “A tale from the other side” (what happens to a man who is lured away by an oriental dancer; the public shame he must endure).

I took a trip to Turkey, there I met a dancing girl,
Fair of face and figure, with a naughty little twirl;
She was so entrancing in her oriental way,
She won me with her dancing, and I lost my heart that day;
This wicked little girl, she had me in a whirl,
The fairest ever seen, my oriental queen. Well!

CHORUS:

She dances ragtime, she dances jag-time,
the finest ever seen,
She dances loon time, she dances coon time,
She is my oriental queen.

I promised that I’d wed her and we soon cross’d o’er the sea,
And when in America, was happy as could be;
Then came the fatal ending, for she put me in disgrace,
And now whene’er I meet a friend, I have to hide my face;
Upon the street one day a band commenc’d to play
That same old Midway dance, my gal began to prance. Well!

Turkey
MY ORIENTAL QUEEN