Selection from The Desert Song. |
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.
Cover illustration: unsigned, but probably by Malcolm Strauss.
New York: Harms, Inc. 1926.
Friml, Rudolf. Indian Love Call. Lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein
New York: Warner Bros., 1924
Sheet Music Collection
Operettas on modern themes gained popularity in the 1920s. The Desert
Song, inspired by the Riff revolt and by such popular novels and films
as The Sheik, is one of the most lastingly popular, along with Rose-Marie,
set in the Canadian Rockes. Both shows contributed such notable songs as
The Desert Song, One Alone, Romance, Indian
Love Call, and Rose-Marie.