Lyrics: First verse The hot winds that come to thee O'er dessert sands all go from me, I bid them to tell thee that I love thee, Speeding my soul to thee. Hot sands burning, Fire my veins with passion bold, Love I'll love thee till desert sands grow cold! Love me, I'll love thee Refrain Till the sands of the dessert grow cold, And their infinite numbers are told, God gave thee to me, And mine thou shalt be, Forever to have and to hold. Till the story of Judgement is told, And the myst'ries of Heaven unfold, I'll turn, love, to thee, My shrine thou shalt be Till the sands of the desert grow cold. Second verse The desert, a burning sea, A barrier stands ‘tween thee and me, Or love, fast as light, I'd hasten to thee, Quenching my thirst in thee. Noon suns find me, Far behind the caravan, Death there warns me, how vain is the strength of man. Love me, I'll love thee (Refrain)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://184.108.40.206/cdm4/intro_harris.php