SON OF THE DESERT AM I, A

SON OF THE DESERT AM I, A
Walter A. Phillips
John P. Wilson
S. T. Gordon & Sons
Cover courtesy of Bagaduce Music Lending Library.

ecit.
A son of the desert am I.
Allegretto:
The iron clad hoofs of my horse spurn the sand.
The wide spreading desert is peaceful and grand;
My good lance at rest, at my side hangs my brand.
My brave Arab comrades come at my command.
For a son of the desert am I.

Tempo di Marcia:
None so dauntless and free on land or on sea,
For a son of the desert am I.
None so dauntless and free on land or on sea,
For a son of the desert am I.

Allegro:
I scoff at the Sybartites ease so secure,
Luxurious life I could never endure.
‘Tis freedom I love though the world be obscure,
The desert’s wild grandeur alone can allure;
For a son of the desert am I.

Tempo di Marcia:
None so dauntless and free on land or on sea,
For a son of the desert am I.
None so dauntless and free on land or on sea,
For a son of the desert am I.

Andante:
And I know that Zuleica awaits in her tent,
The fairest in all the sun kissed Orient;
Whose form ahs the grace of the palm heaven sent,
She will welcome her love when the storm cloud is spent.

Tempo di Marcia:
None so dauntless and free on land or on sea,
For a son of the desert am I.
None so dauntless and free on land or on sea,
For a son of the desert am I.

SON OF THE DESERT AM I, A