ON THE BOSOM OF THE SLEEPY NILE

ON THE BOSOM OF THE SLEEPY NILE
Song
Howard Smith
E. Ray Goetz
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
As You Were
Starmer
From the show “As You Were”

See also “I Am Cleopatra”

Egypt is “Scarab-land”

Sable shades that fade to a purple bright,
Speed the flight of Cleopatra’s night,
Gone is one more span of exotic love,
Gentle stars are winging their passage like birds above
As the moonbeams fade

CHORUS:
On the bosom of the sleepy creepy Nile
The rosy rays of day-break smile,
The mystic night slips away
Before the march of day
While shafts of dawn across the desert file–
Then a blaze of glory bursts o’er Scarab-land,
The sun-birds flash across the sand,
And Beauty’s Barge creeps down each love-luring mile,
Upon the bosom of the sleepy Nile.

Egypt
ON THE BOSOM OF THE SLEEPY NILE