Oh my, my, my
In a dusty caravan was a girl of a golden tan And she asked me if I was headed to the east I politely stepped aside and said I did not need a ride That I'd rather take my chances with the heat
Well, when she turned and walked away, I saw my big mistake There were jewels on her body oh so rare Had it been another day I just might have rode away With that woman riding off to God knows where
So the years they came and went and found me living in a tent Far above a little marble stream And it may have been the light that shone out through the night That attracted the hand scratching on my screen
When I cautiously looked out through the night there was no doubt That the owner of that hand was that girl So I bid her do come in and I'll open up a tin If you'll tell me 'bout your trip around the world
Well, she said, "If you think back to the first time that we passed I'm sure you'll picture me in all my jewels And it was shortly after then that I ran into another man And I asked him the same question that I asked you
But now he, he didn't refuse and he took off of both of his shoes And climbed aboard my east-bound caravan Then in the twinkling of the night he had knocked me off the side And left me there for dead upon the sand
And I thought that I was done lying naked in the sun When much to my surprise, who should pass But this old friend of yours he said he knew you from the wars And I told him that I thought you'd headed west
Well, he said he should have known 'cause you like to be alone And that's the time I knew you were my one So I asked him for a ride just to get here by your side And stay here above this stream out of the sun"
Well, we sat quite for a while and I began to smile And I said, "Well it's strange but I don't care" And some nights when I'm at rest I wonder if I'd said, "Yes" If she would've come to me from God knows where
Or would I have been the one to leave her lying in the sun And then ended up with only precious stones Or would the woman in my arms be giving me her charms If the answer that I gave her wasn't "No"
Oh my, my, my