SHEIK OF ARABY

SHEIK OF ARABY
SHEIK OF ARABY
Song
Ted Snyder
Harry B. Smith & Francis Wheeler
Eddie Cantor
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
Make it Snappy
J. Rulen (1949)
Copyright renewed 1949 Mills Music, Inc. and Sidney R. Smith.

This song was number 20 of the Top 40 most often recorded songs in the period 1900-1950.

Inspired by the motion picture “The Sheik,” it was introduced in the Broadway show “Make It Snappy” (1922) and re-appeared in the films “Tin Pan Alley” (1940), “Valentino” (1950) and “The Great Gatsby” (1974).

Over the desert wild and free
Rides the bold Sheik of Araby,
His Arab band At his command,
Follow his love’s caravan.
Under the shadow of the palms;
He sings to call her to his arms.

CHORUS:
I’m the Sheik of Araby,
Your love belongs to me,
At night when you’re asleep,
Into your tent I’ll creep.
The stars that shine above
Will light our way to love.
You’ll rule this land with me;
The Sheik of Araby.

While stars are fading in the dawn,
Over the desert they’ll be gone;
His captured bride Close by his side,
Swift as the wind they will ride.
Proudly he scorns her smile or tear,
Soon he will conquer love by fear.

Arabia/Araby
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