QUEEN OF THE NIGHT AMINA MINE

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT AMINA MINE
The Arab’s Dream
Song
Paul Lincke
Ballard Mac Donald
Apollo Verlag, Berlin; 1909 Jos. W. Stern Co.
“The Midnight Sons”
One copy has a cover reprinted from the German edition: “Hommage respecteux a Son Altesse Abbas II, Hilmi Khedive de l’Egypte” with the title as “Amina, Serenade Egyptienne” and only Paul Lincke’s name. The title on the first page of music is “Queen of the Night Amina Mine” with credits to Mac Donald and Lincke.

A second copy has the title “Amina Queen of the Night or The Arab’s Dream” on the cover, but “Queen of the Night Amina Mine” on the first page of the music. The change of cover was due to the song’s inclusion in the review “The Midnight Sons” produced by Lew Fields and sung by Maud Lambert. The design graphics on this cover also include “Amina, Serenade egyptienne” and Paul Lincke’s name from the earlier cover but with the addition of Ballard Mac Donald’s.

One night, while all the desert lay a-dreaming.
Beneath the sky so softly beaming, gleaming,
O’er the sands, there rode an Arab chieftain,
He came his to offer to a maiden.
With love his heart was heavy laden,
And ‘neath the tropic moon he sang,
To the desert Queen Amina.

CHORUS:
Queen of the night,
Far o’er the desert ocean
I come to plight
My love and heart’s devotion.
Princess divine,
Love’s serenade I sing thee,
Queen of the night, Amina mine.

To thee, Amina mine my thoughts are turning,
My soul with love is ever burning, yearning,
Hark to me! My heart and hand I offer.
Far o’er the burning desert I have ridden.
Thy love my eager steps have bidden.
I come to claim thee for my bride,
Be my own my Queen Amina.

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT AMINA MINE