ON THE RIVER NILE

ON THE RIVER NILE
ON THE RIVER NILE
Song
Silvio Hein
Geo. Edwards & Harry L. Cort
T. B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter
Flo-Flo
“B.V.D.s” were a brand of underwear.

What a life I led on the River Nile,
Where I flirted with the Sphinx awhile,
Where wild women do vampiring,
To a melody inspiring,
So I hired one for a two weeks trial.

CHORUS:
I’d like to live on an island On the River Nile,
Where if a girl needs a new dress,
You pick a leaf worth-while.
Where the temp’rature is such degrees,
You can lounge around in your B.V.D.s,
How’d you like to live on this island
On the River Nile.

Once she took me riding down the Nile
And made love in true Egyptian style,
Just as I was in sixth heaven,
Crocodiles I counted seven,
But she said, “Kiss me again, they’re mild.”

CHORUS:
I’d like to live on this island On the River Nile,
But this Egyptian Siren Desired to travel awhile,
She carried all her paint and powder on her face,
And packed all her wardrobe in her vanity case,
Then the Sultan kicked me out of the place,
On the River Nile.

Egypt
ON THE RIVER NILE