Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Nourmaleen

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1918

Comments

Nourmaleen

A Desert Love Song

Lyrics by Henry Erskine Smith

Music by Frederick J. Bacon

New York: H. E. Smith (1918)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
In thy tent now safely slumber Nourmaleen,
Here in darkness, I thy lover all unseen
Up above the stars are shining in the sky
All is silent on the desert,
But my sigh.

Through thy tent door just a moment,
Show thine eye,
Then I'll know that thou dost love me,
Else I die
Stars above are not so splendid as thine eyes
Desert flowers shame beside thee,
Droop in sighs

[Refrain]
Nourmaleen, hot tears are coursing down my face,
Listen to thy desert lover for a space
In thy dreaming through thy slumber,
Hear my cry,
Breathe my name in soft tones tender else i die.

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