Over the deserts hot and dry I roam
Trying to recall my memories of home,
Memories that blaze in radiant light
And fade then out of sight:
I never remember English family,
I only remember Indian family,
Indian, then, oh must I ever be?
No, for my English lover’s taking me
Far, far away beyond the rolling sea,
From the Indian braves and all their squaws
Until we reach fair England’s shores!
I will forget my Indian family,
I’ll only know my English family,
English, then, I ever more shall be!