SONG OF PERSIA

SONG OF PERSIA
SONG OF PERSIA
Persian Rug Song
Song
Richard A. Whiting
David B. Bradford & Raymond B. Egan
Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit
F. S. M.
The romance of Persian rugs reflecting the favorite decorating fad of the times.

Tho’ a rug of Persia seems less than dust It is a woven art

Tread upon it lightly if tread you must, it is a maiden’s heart

Maidens of Persia weave in their rugs

Stories of romance and bliss

Gaze upon each color trodden and worn

Once it told a story like this

 

CHORUS:

Here is the red of the rose you brought to me

That night you stole upon my hidden bow’r

He is the gold of the dreams you taught to me

And here’s the grey of the dawn our parting hour

And here’s the silver of songs you sang to make the nights glad

I’ll tell with blue of the waning moon of nights you made me sad

And here’s a lock of my hair to swear I’ll love you thro’ eternity

And here is the rug for my love who loves only me.

 

Tho’ a rug of Persia seems less than dust It is a woven art

Tread upon it lightly if tread you must, it is a maiden’s heart

Nimble of finger happy of heart

Weaving she lived ‘neath a spell

Did love’s sweet confession bring her a tear

That is something rugs never tell

Iran/Persia
SONG OF PERSIA