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DARDANELLA (Lyrics: Fred Fisher / Music: Johnny S. Black & Felix Bernard) Alice Delysia - 1919 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell - 1920 Vernon Dalhart & Gladys Rice - 1920 Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong - 1960 Kai Warner Singers - 1967 Geoff & Maria Muldaur - 1972 INSTRUMENTAL RECORDINGS: Biese's Novelty Orch. - 1919 Plantation Jazz Orch. - 1919 Ben Selvin's Novelty Orch. - 1920 Prince's Orch. - 1920 Harry Raderman's Jazz Orch. - 1920 Sandford's Famous Dance Orch. - 1920 Regal Dance Orch. - 1920 Paul Whiteman & His Orch. - 1928 Louis Katzman & The Brunswick Orch. - 1929 Billy Cotton & His Band - 1933 Pancho & His Orch. - 1940 Alvino Rey & His Orch. - 1946 Herbie Fields Quintet - 1947 Vaughn Monroe & His Orch. - 1947 Les Brown & His Orch. - 1948 Art Tatum - 1949 Art Lowry, His Piano & Orch. - 1952 Jackie Lee & His Orch. - 1955 The Raiders - 1961 Ray Price Quartet - 1962 Also recorded by: Warren Covington; Hank Thompson; Kenny Ball; Ben Pollack; Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orch.; Rubin Mitchell; Phil Napoleon; Ted Brown & Co.; Svend Asmussen; Sidney Bechet; Hap-Cats; AlexWelsh; Al Morgan; The Spotnicks; Acker Bilk; Wee Willie; Guy Lombardo; Jerry Murad's Harmonicats .......... and others. Down beside the Dardanella Bay Where Oriental breezes play There lives a lonesome maid Armenian By the Dardanelles with glowing eyes She looks across the seas and sighs And weaves her love spell so sirenian Soon I shall return to Turkestan I will ask for her heart and hand Oh, sweet Dardanella I love your harem eyes I'm a lucky fellow to capture such a prize Oh, Allah knows my love for you And he tells you to be true, Dardanella Oh, hear my sigh, my Oriental Oh, sweet Dardanella, prepare the wedding wine There'll be one girl in my harem, when you're mine We'll build a tent Just like the children of the Orient Oh, sweet Dardanella My star of love divine When the Sultan saw her lovely eyes Oh, he was taken by surprise He said I'll buy her for my harem I just told the Sultan you'll be mine She can't be bought at any price She said to me, she couldn't bear him So, beneath the Oriental moon I'll be wooing my love real soon Oh, sweet Dardanella I love your harem eyes I'm a lucky fellow to capture such a prize Oh, Allah knows my love for you And he tells you to be true, Dardanella Oh, hear my sigh, my Oriental Oh, sweet Dardanella, prepare the wedding wine There'll be one girl in my harem, when you're mine We'll build a tent Just like the children of the Orient Oh, sweet Dardanella My star of love divine ******************** As recorded by BING CROSBY & LOUIS ARMSTRONG: BING: The Sheik of Araby, he wrote a note to me He said I oughta see some femininity LOUIS: Down beside the Dardanella Bay Where Oriental breezes play There lives a lovely maid Armenian BING: The swellest of the belles In all the Dardanelles LOUIS: By the Dardanelles with glowing eyes She looks across the sea and sighs To weave a spell that is sirenian BING: And so I had to go To see if it were so LOUIS: And so we got out of Turkistan BING: We both picked up and went Toward the Orient LOUIS: Wowie, it was a scene, like man! (They told her) BING: Oh, my Dardanella, I love your harem eyes (He loves your harem eyes) LOUIS: I'm a lucky fellow to capture such a prize BING: Oh, Allah knows my love for you And he knows that I'll be true LOUIS: But tell me Dardanella, is that veil Vyella (She looks so dreamy in her Maidenform bra) BOTH: Oh, my Dardanella, oh, we'd like to stay We have commitments booked back in the USA BING: By MCA BOTH: But as we slowly sail away We're singin' Auld Lang Syne For the dreamy Dardanella A star of love divine BING: We wrote the Sheik a note And this is what we wrote LOUIS: We dug the trip the most If you should make the coast BING: We'll throw a gig for you So bring your harem, too LOUIS: And most especially The one we want to see BOTH: Dreamy Dardanella She of the harem eyes (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - February 2016)

    


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