Dardanella

Dardanella sheet music

Words by Fred Fisher

Music by Felix Bernard & Johnny S. Black

Copyright 1919 McCarthy & Fisher Inc.

Dardanella Lyrics

Down beside the Dardanella Bay
Where oriental breezes play
There lives a lonesome maid, Armenian
By the Dardanellas 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

Chorus

Oh sweet Dardanella, I love your harem eyes,
I’m a lucky fellow to capture such a prize
Oh Allah know, 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.

Second Verse

When the Turkish Sultan saw her eyes
Oh he was taken by surprise
He said I’ll buy her for my Harem
I just told the sultan to be nice

She can’t be bought for any price
She said to me she couldn’t bear him
So beneath the oriental moon
I’ll be wooing my love real soon.