ORIENTAL MELODY

ORIENTAL MELODY
George C. Saunders
George C. Saunders
Copyright transferred to 1920 to Producer Music Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

Across the sand and desert land from Hindustan,
Has come a strain, my weary brain it’s driving most insane,
I hear it played, it’s cabaret’d, each Jazz-land band
Is softly moaning, saxophoning, this queer, weird refrain.

CHORUS:
Oh you Oriental Melody,
You seem just like a voice that’s calling me
Far across the Eastern sea
Your dreamy, sentimental harmony
Comes gently stealing, to me appealing,
Oriental Melody.

That minor key appeals to me, I seem to see
A lovely maid, when it is played, arrayed in Hindu style,
With temp’ramental Oriental movements free,
Advancing with her dancing that’s entrancing as her smile.

ORIENTAL MELODY