Title

Egypt

Music ID

VP_016266

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VP_016266 Verse 1Far, far away, I know dey say, dere is a lovely Land, An' if de name is Egypt, den a I can understand; Why ev'ry one is happy dere, fo' all I beg an' pray, Is just to be where I can see ma Egypt ev'ry day; Most ev'ry colored lady's got a man dat she likes best, But it ain't so, with one I know, she's diff'rent from de rest; Her lovely name it's jus' de same, as Egypt, an' I say, I sometime thinks she's like the Sphinx an' jus' as far away. Chorus 1(I'm a goia' to tell her) Egypt! my Cleopatra! I ain't no flatt'rer, But dis is true, (I'm a goin' to tell her) Egypt! if you don't want me, Why will you haunt me, De way you do? (I'm a goin to tell her) do? Verse 2At night I dream, an' den I seem in dat far distant Land; An' oh! it's fair, with Egypt there, we wander hand in hand; An' when de day has died a way, beneath some Pyramid, We stop to rest an' on my breast, her lovely face is hid; I feel jus' like Mark Antony, with Egypt all ma own, An' she is kind an' doesn't mind our being there alone; Ma' heart it breaks, fo' den I wakes an' find dat all de while, I'm on de Mississippi, tho' I'm dreamin' of de Nile. Chorus 2(I'm a dreamin' of her) Egypt! my Cleopatra! I ain't no flatt'rer, But dis is true, (I'm a goin' to tell her) Egypt! if you don't want me, Why will you haunt me, De way you do? (I'm a goin to tell her) do? Verse 3If Egypt knew, what would she do? I often long to say, "Why do you be so sweet to me, in dreams dear, anyway? Las' night we kiss, den tell me dis, why don't we kiss to day? But dat surprise in Egypt's eyes might drive ma dream away; An' so I wait to know ma fate, befo' I claim ma own, Dat lovely land or desert sand, where I must walk alone; But dis I know, wher'e'er I go, dat we can never part, Fo' like a flame, ma Egypt's name is burning in ma heart. Chorus 3(I'm a longin' for her) Egypt! my Cleopatra! I ain't no flatt'rer, But dis is true, (I'm a goin' to tell her) Egypt! if you don't want me, Why will you haunt me, De way you do? (I'm a goin to tell her) do?

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1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.

Publication Date

1903

Publisher

Jos. W. Stern & Co

Publication Place

New York

Egypt

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