FROM CD #2:
In the Shade of the Palm
From the musical comedy Florodora:
Words and music by "Leslie Stuart" (Tom Barrett);
book by "Owen Hall" (James Davis)
There is a garden fair, set in an Eastern sea.
There is a maid keeping her tryst with me.
In the shade of the palm, with a lover's delight,
Where 'tis ever the golden day, or a silvery night.
How can I leave her along in this dream of sweet Arcadia?
How can I part from her for lands away?
In this valley of Eden, fairest isle of the sea,
Oh, my beloved, bid me to stay! In this fair land of Eden,
Bid me, belov'd to stay!
Oh, my Dolores, Queen of the Eastern sea!
Fair one of Eden, look to the West for me!
My star will be shining, love, when you're in the moonlight calm,
So be waiting for me by the Eastern sea,
In the shade of the shelt'ring palm!
There is an island fair, girt by a Western sea,
Dearest, 'tis there one day thou'lt go with me.
Neath the glorious moon hand in hand we will roam,
Hear the nightingale sing in June, in the dear land of Home!
There, dearest heart, will the past but seem an idle vision,
Naught but a dream that fadeth fast away,
And the songs we were singing in Elysian vales,
Seem but a carol of yesterday! Happy songs we were singing,
Songs of a bygone day!