(m) Sigmund Romberg (w) Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II. (I) Musical: The Desert Song by Richard Halliday. Film versions in 1929 John Boles, 1943 Dennis Morgan, 1953 Gordon MacRae, 1955 TV Nelson Eddy
Lonely as a desert breeze, I may wander where I please,
Yet I keep on longing just to rest a while
Where a sweetheart’s tender eyes
Take the place of sand and skies,
All the world forgotten in one woman’s smile.
One alone to be my own, I alone to know her caresses;
One to be eternally the one my worshipping soul possesses.
At her call I’d give my all, all my life and all my love enduring;
This would be a magic world to me, if she were mine alone.