Oh take me where my love lies dreaming,
And the Nile is gleaming, Underneath the stars,
And make me turn the desert's glooming into gardens blooming,
Where no prison bars hold you.
Mummy, a million years you have been sleeping friendlessly,
Mummy, a million years I've used in weeping so endlessly,
I've waited thro' the years just sighing,
Oh can't you hear me again crying,
Waken? Your love no more denying,
In vain dear, has my heart been singing,
There's no answer winging Over desert sands.
Again dear, wearied now of weeping, All my sorrow reaping,
With your shrouded hands hold me.