MY SAHARA ROSE

MY SAHARA ROSE
MY SAHARA ROSE
Song
Walter Donaldson
Grant Clarke
Irving Berlin, Inc.
The Sahara is next to Bagdad.

The “hour of pray’r” is when they fell in love.

Allah is mentioned, not “God”–is this influenced by “Mecca” on Broadway?

I saw her face ’twas in the market place In old Bagdad,
What cheeks she had, Like a bed full of roses,
I stood awhile until I saw her smile,
Then I smiled, too, and so would you.
Listen now, this is how the story goes:

CHORUS:

There where the temples stand,
In that land, over the burning sand,
There in a bower rare, Like a flower fair,
In the hour of pray’r She fell in love and so did I,
‘neath the azure sky,
Sweetheart, why, why did we say good-bye,
But I suppose, only Allah knows,
That’s how the story goes,
Of my Sahara Rose.

I see a star a-shining from afar,
A star of love, from far above,
Calling me over the ocean,
In all my dreams I see her so it seems,
Tho’ we’re apart, down in my heart,
On a throne, there’s my own Sahara Rose:

Iraq
MY SAHARA ROSE