Mandalaya^he 'Rpyal City.
The splendour of an Eastern Court
And kingly enterprise, The gay procession s dance and song
And glance of women's eyes, The gleam of gold and glint of steel Beneath the purple skiesa
All, all are gone} the Courtly throng
No more may linger there, The finger of relentless Fate
Has stripped the gilding bare. The voiceless relics of the past Swim in the amber air.