SAKARAH

SAKARAH
SAKARAH
Song
Frank Crumit
Ben S. McGiveran
A. G. Williams
The title (and cover illustration) evokes the pyramids of Saqarah, south of Cairo.

Gods and the dancing Goddess are clearly non-Islamic references, another example of the general ignorance about Islam or equating ‘non-Christian’ with ‘pagan.’

Copy from Ohioana Library, Columbus, OH.

Over the gold of the cold desert sands,
Creeping a slow caravan
Led by a youth from a country a far,
In search of a maiden’s hand.

Out on the plain of an Arab’s domain
He saw a marvelous sight

Chanting refrains in wild Arab strains
Sakarah danced that night
To the beat of the drums
While the wild chorus hums

CHORUS:
Sakarah, sweetest flow’r of the morning lands,
Sakarah, lithely gliding across the sands,
Sakarah, dancing Goddess and queen of love,
Shakarah, shining star of the Gods above.

Soon as the light of the moon left his sight,
Swiftly the youth did arise;
Crept by the tent of Sakarah so fair,
Told of his love with his sighs.

Over the gold of the cold desert sands,
Both on the long homeward trail

Back on the plain a haunting refrain,
Cries out the Arab’s wail.
With a ring of despair
Through the hot, silent air:

Egypt
SAKARAH