SALOME

SALOME
SALOME
Song
W. T. Francis
John E. Hazzard
Hattie Williams
Jerome D. Kern; pub. T. B. Harms Co., New York
Fluffy Ruffles
Frew
From “Fluffy Ruffles,” a “musical melange” by John J. McNally, produced by Charles Frohman, starring Hattie Williams.

“Salome” is pronounced with two syllables, not three: “sa-lom.”

The copyright date corresponds with the New York premiere of Strauss’s Salome and may be related to that opera indirectly.

The quality of the lyrics is rather low, even for this genre.

The moon that rises o’er the eastern crest,
And sheds her silver light toward the west,
Brings just a lonely longing to my breast,
For fair Salome, my Oriental sweet,
And so each night my love song I repeat,
And ev’ry silver moonbeam thus I greet,

CHORUS:
Salome, Salome dear, my moonbeam,
I am so lonely my heart’s a dream,
Hours of waiting just like ages seem,
So come to me Salome, my sweet, my moonbeam dream,
Salome, Salome dear, my moonbeam,
I am so lonely my heart’s a dream,
Hours of waiting just like ages seem,
So come to me Salome, my sweet, my moonbeam dream,

Tho’ I may travel o’er a hundred lands,
On a-seas or barren waste of sands,
At night I see her bathed in silver strand,
My fair Salome, my moonbeam of the sky,
I can’t forget you even tho’ I try,
For you alone Salome I give a sigh,

SALOME