(Words & Music by George Fairman, 1919)
Oh, my heart is beating fast,
Far across the desert sand you come to claim my love at last!
'Neath the palm trees my soul is waking,
for dawn is breaking, and night is past! Oh,
Bo-la-Bo, Bo-la-Bo, I have waited long for you,
After weary days we'll meet again, 'Neath Egypt's skies so blue.
Many long days have I been yearning for your returning,
my love so true! Oh,
Bo-la-Bo, Bo-la-Bo, carry me to Cairo,
Where oriental breezes blow.
On our way, day by day, let us drift awhile,
down the dreamy Nile, Bo-la-Bo!