SHIREEN

SHIREEN
SHIREEN
MY PERSIAN QUEEN
Song
Maurice Nitke
Augustus Post
Louise Grassler
Nitke Publishing Co.
Omar The Tentmaker
Copyright 1915 Maurice Nitke as “Shireen.”

This song first appeared in 1915 as “Shireen, My Persian Queen” published by the composer. The cover features a picture of Louise Grassler as “Shireen” in “Omar the Tentmaker.” Also noted on the cover is another of Nitke’s compositions, “In Omar’s Rose Garden.”

In dreamy Persian gardens far across the sea,
There the rose is yielding sweetest fragrancy,
O land with sunshine radiant!
Land of birds and flow’rs!
Gardens rare are blooming there
full of lovers’ bow’rs.

CHORUS:
My beautiful Persian Queen,
O love of my heart Shireen,
As pure as stars above I give you all my love,
O light of my life Shireen,
O come to my arms, my Queen,
I’ll love thee true for aye,
My Persian Queen.

My lovely Persian maiden, sing thy songs to me,
Thou art far the fairest maid of all to me,
Thy gardens bloom with roses,
moonlight ever glows,
Nightingales are singing there,
singing to the rose.

Iran/Persia
SHIREEN