The Sheik of Araby
Music by TED SNYDER
Words byHarry B. Smith and Francis Wheeler
Published 1921 by Waterson Berlin & Snyder Co.


[Verse 1]
Over the desert wild and free,
Rides the bold Sheik of Araby.
His Arab band At his command
Follow his love's caravan.

Under the shadow of the palms;
He sings to call her to his arms.

[Chorus]
"I'm the Sheik of Ara by,
Your love belongs to me.
At night when you're asleep,
Into your tent I'll creep.

The stars that shine above,
Will light our way to love.
You'll rule this land with me;
The Sheik of Araby."

[Verse 2]
While stars are fading in the dawn,
Over the desert they'll be gone;
His captured bride Close by his side;
Swift as the wind they will ride.

Proudly he scorns her smile or tear;
Soon he will conquer love by fear.

[Chorus]