Round my heart Sahara weaves a spell,
In my eyes its mystic symbols dwell,
Egypt's glamor enfolds me, Like a serpent it holds me,
Land of the west farewell.
My destiny is Araby--
My beautiful Egypt, my wonderful Egypt,
Where Cleopatra reign'd supreme--
My magical Cairo, My mystical Chi-ro,
You enchant me like a wonderful dream,
I love your moonlight, I love your star-light,
And the green light of your beautiful Nile,
And I'll follow the man who leads the big caravan,
And live like Omar Khayam,
My Egypt with you.