Cross the desert sand, rode a chieftan grand,
On a charger white as snow,
While the moon above seemed to beam of love
In a soft Egyptian glow,
He sighed and sighed for his desert bride,
For his sweet Egyptian maid,
'Twas his wedding night, and heart was light,
as he sang this serenade.
In my garden of Allah for two,
'Neath the Oriental sky so blue,
Come, my loved one, come with me,
Far across the eastern sea,
We'll have nothing else to do, but bill and coo,
In my garden of Allah for two.
See my camel train waiting for you,
Let me take you o'er the sand
In my wedding caravan,
To my garden of Allah for two.
Back across the sand in his caravan
Soon the gallant chieftain goes,
And by his side rides his desert bride,
In their eyes the lovelight glows.
The mellow light of the desert night
Soon reveals the garden's shade,
Nestling in his arms, 'neath the swaying palms,
She hears this serenade.