Midnight At The Oasis

Lyrics: David Nichtern
Music: David Nichtern

Played by the Jerry with the Great American String Band in 1974, with Maria Muldaur on vocals. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

Midnight at the oasis
Send your camel to bed
Shadows painting our faces
Traces of romance in our head

Heaven's holding a half moon
Shining just for us
Let's slip off to a sand dune Real soon
To kick up a little dust

Oh, Cactus is our friend
He'll point out the way
Come on 'til the evening ends
'Til the evening ends

You don't have to answer
There's no need to speak
I'll be your belly dancer
Romancer
And you can be my sheik

I know your daddy's a sultan
A nomad known to all
With fifty girls to attend him
They all send him
Jump at his beck and call

But you won't need no harem, honey
When I am by your side
And you won't need no camel
Oh no
When I take you for a ride

Oh, Cactus is our friend
He'll point out the way
Come on 'til the evening ends
'Til the evening ends

Midnight at the oasis
Send your camel to bed
Shadows painting our faces
Traces of romance in our heads