Historic Sheet Music Collection
Far far away on a sunkiss’d isle
Lives the one that I adore
Where moonbeams play on the distant bay
There I long to be once more
Strolling ‘neath the oriental moon
Each night you’ll find me for, very soon
In Mandalay so the poets say
There’s a land where dreams come true
Each night and day since I’ve been away
All have been so sad and blue
Oriental breezes whisper low
Someone’s still waiting that’s why I know
I’ll sail away to Mandalay
Where the charms of someone’s arms are calling me
And there I know I'll plan to stay
With the one who’s waiting patiently
Beside a steam where roses dream
I’ll build a nest that’s blest with love and happiness
I’ll hide away in Mandalay
And for aye I will stay
In Mandalay, I’ll lay
Burtnett, Earl; Lyman, Abe; and Arnheim, Gus, "Mandalay Fox Trot Ballad" (1924). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1802.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.
The Abe Lyman Orchestra
Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York, Detroit
Copyright MCMXXIV by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit
“There’s Yes! Yes In Your Eyes” sample, by Cliff Friend. Back Page.
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