When the desert moon is bright,
Then my caravan moves softly through the night,
Back to mystic Mandalay,
Where I left her by the Bay, one day,
Moon and starlight, too,
Guide me back to happiness and you.
My Rose of Mandalay,
You stole my heart away,
Down by that shadowy oasis,
There I know my place is,
My heart you have made a lonely one, my only one!
While desert moonbeams play
To guide me on my way,
There'll be a joyful wedding day,
When I get back to you,
My Rose of Mandalay.
Desert breeezes whisper low
Through the palm trees as upon my way I go;
Desert flow'r, for you I sigh,
I am coming bye and bye, don't cry!
Silv'ry moonbeams shine
They all know that you will soon be mine.