SAL-O-MAY

SAL-O-MAY
SAL-O-MAY
Song of the Orient and Fox-trot
Song
Robert Stolz
Bartley Costello
Weiner Boheme-Verlag
V. Fereuchich
Also copyright 1921 Edward B. Marks Music Co.

There can be no confusion about the pronunciation of the woman’s name; cf. the variants in other songs of “Salome” (rhymes with “home”) and “Salomee.”

Over the sands with a wonderful speed,
Straight to the land of his love.
Rode a young chieftain on Araby steed,
Sighing to stars up above.
“Watch o’er the maiden who dwells in my heart,
Tell her that I’m on my way.
Rose of the Desert no more we’ll part;
Beautiful Sal-O-May.”

CHORUS:
“Sal-O-May,
There’s a lance in your ev’ry glance.
Sal-O-May,
There’s romance in your dreamy dance.
Sal-O-May,
In my heart, love will live for aye;
Sal-O-May,
Only love for my Sal-O-May.”

“Dark as the wing of a raven, her hair,
Roses abloom on her cheeks.
Bright sunny smiles always lingering there,
Birds sing whenever she speaks.
Crowned with a love that will always prove true,
Queen of my night and my day.
Heart of my heart, I’m singing to you;
Beautiful Sal-O-May.”

SAL-O-MAY