I'll Sing Thee Songs of Araby
By Frederic Clay
Published by G. Shirmer, N.Y., date unknown ca. 1900

[Through composed]
I'll sing thee songs of Araby,
And tales of fair Cashmere,
Wild tales to cheat thee of a sigh,
Or charm thee to a tear,

And dreams of delight shall on thee break,
And rainbow visions rise,
And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes,

And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes.

Though those twin lakes, when wonder wakes,
My raptur'd song shall sink,
And as the diver dives for pearls,
Bring tears, bright tears to their brink;

And dreams of delight shall on thee break,
And rainbow visions rise,
And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes,

And all my soul shall strive to wake
Sweet wonder in thine eyes,
To cheat thee of a sigh
Or charm thee to a tear!