MY KING OF LOVE

MY KING OF LOVE
MY KING OF LOVE
Percy E. Fletcher
Oscar Asche
Ascherberg Hopwood & Crew, Ltd., London
Mecca: A Mosaic in Music and Mime
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This song is from the production “Mecca: A Mosaic in Music and Mime” by Oscar Asche. It opened in New York on Oct. 4, 1920 while Asche’s earlier success “Chu Chin Chow” was still playing in London.

What shall I sing to thee, my king?
My king of love!
Shall I sing thee a song of how love is born?
Shall I sing thee a song how my heart is torn?
How a glance from an eye, from a stranger’s eye
Can cause a poor maiden to faint, to die?
‘Tis true, my king, ’tis true, my king of love!

What wilt thou sing, or say, my king,
To me thy queen,
Wilt thou say that a love that is lightly won
Is a love that will die with the setting sun?
That a love that is sudden is never wise,
That what is born quickly as quickly dies?
‘Tis false, my king, ’tis false, my king of love.
My king!

MY KING OF LOVE