I have built a pyramid of dreams,
Where the Star of Allah brightly beams.
Night-shades are falling,
Love, my heart is calling,
Let your glances and your lips command,
Spread your couch of moon-beams on the sand, and:
Hear my Song of the Nile,
Leave your sorrow and smile,
Bring your Caravan of love
To the one you're dreaming of;
Stop dreaming! Love, Love,
Love while you may,
Too soon youth fades away,
So come, come, sing for a while
My Song of the Nile.
Desert stars will guide you to my arms,
Arms forever eager for your charms.
Night-winds be gentle
to my Oriental,
I am lonely and I miss you so,
Only yesterday, seems long ago, so: