I took a trip to Turkey, there I met a dancing girl,
Fair of face and figure, with a naughty little twirl;
She was so entrancing in her oriental way,
She won me with her dancing, and I lost my heart that day;
This wicked little girl, she had me in a whirl,
The fairest ever seen, my oriental queen. Well!
She dances ragtime, she dances jag-time,
the finest ever seen,
She dances loon time, she dances coon time,
She is my oriental queen.
I promised that I'd wed her and we soon cross'd o'er the sea,
And when in America, was happy as could be;
Then came the fatal ending, for she put me in disgrace,
And now whene'er I meet a friend, I have to hide my face;
Upon the street one day a band commenc'd to play
That same old Midway dance, my gal began to prance. Well!