Track Title:               The Riff Song

Prime Artist:              Robert Halliday
Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Lyrics by:                 Otto Harbach     (b. Otto Abels Hauerbach)
Music by:                  Sigmund Romberg

Vocal:                     William O' Neal
Background Vocal:          Chorus
From the Show:             The Desert Song  1926 (S)

Over the ground
There comes a sound
It is the drum, drum, drum of hoof-beats in the sand.

Quiver with fear
If you are near
It is the thunder of the "Shadow" and his band.

And all who plunder learn to understand, to understand:
The cry of


So we sing as we are riding
It's a time you best be hiding Low,
It means the Riffs are abroad,
Before you've bitten the sword.
That's the sound that comes to warn you.
In the night or early morn, you know,
If you're the "Red Shadow's" foe,
The Riffs will strike with a blow,
That brings you woe.

Repeat Refrain

Contributed by Carlene Bogle