QUEEN OF SHEBA

QUEEN OF SHEBA
QUEEN OF SHEBA
Ted Lewis & Frank Ross
Ted Lewis & Frank Ross
Ted Lewis
Irving Berlin, Inc.
R. S.
The biblical story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba gets an orientalizing treatment by bringing them both to the Nile River for their “mating time.”

Just a Mile from the Nile
Lives a man of mystery
He claims to be an ancient King
By the stream He will dream
Through the years he seems to see
Ev’ry night ‘neath pale starlight
You’ll hear him sing:

CHORUS:
Queen of Sheba, mine
I kneel at your shrine
Through the veil of years
And mist of tears
Your face appears to me
I’ll meet you there, beyond the Nile
Where my dreams beguile
For our mating time,
I’m waiting, Queen of Sheba, mine.

Sheba, she went to see Old king Solomon The wise
He fell in love with her, they say
Though he had many wives
He was captured by her eyes
He sent her this message,
When she went away.

Egypt
QUEEN OF SHEBA