Up and down the Nile I wander all the day
My Cleopatra sweetheart, Tell me
where are you my loved one,
With a broken heart I watch the palm tress sway,
Can you not hear, my life is drear
Answer for soon sets the sun.
My Cleopatra sweetheart,
Queen of the Orient
Your great big black eyes
Told a story and they meant
That you would ever love me,
Heart broken all the while,
Alone I wander dear
Up and down the river Nile.
Night shades are hov’ring,
Nature wrapped in slumber sweet,
My heart is lonely dear, Where are you,
don’t you hear me calling,
No smile of yours, my poor tired eyes to greet,
When you’re not nigh, I sob and sigh,
Why is it we are apart?