Midnight at the Oasis

Maria Muldaur

About Midnight at the Oasis

"Midnight at the Oasis" is a 1973 song written by David Nichtern. It was recorded by the singer Maria Muldaur for her self-titled album and is her best-known recording; it peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 in the UK Singles Chart in the spring of 1974. Billboard ranked it as the No. 13 song for 1974. It was also nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 17th Annual Grammy Awards, held in 1975. In Canada, the song reached #2 in the RPM magazine singles charts and #45 in the year-end chart.  


Year:
1997
3:44
3,351 
#2

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

Midnight at the oasis
Send your camel to bed
Shadows painting our faces
Traces of romance in our heads
Heaven's holding a half-moon
Shining just for us
Let's slip off to a sand dune, real soon
And kick up a little dust

Come on, Cactus is our friend
He'll point out the way
Come on, till the evening ends
'Til the evening ends
You don't have to answer
There's no need to speak
I'll be your belly dancer, prancer
And you can be my sheik

I know your daddy's a sultan
A nomad known to all
With fifty girls to attend him, they all send him
Jump at his beck and call
But you won't need no harem, honey
When I'm by your side
And you won't need no camel, no no
When I take you for a ride
Come on, Cactus is our friend
He'll point out the way
Come on, till the evening ends
'Til the evening ends
Midnight at the oasis
Send your camel to bed
Got shadows painting our faces
And traces of romance in our heads

Oh come on, oh come on
Woo hoo hoo, yeah, oh yeah
Oh oh, yeah, yeah

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer


Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur (born September 12, 1943) is a folk-blues singer who was part of the American folk music revival in the early 1960s. She recorded the 1974 hit song "Midnight at the Oasis," and continues to record albums in the folk traditions. more »

(1 fan)

Written by: DAVID NICHTERN

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Midnight at the Oasis Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Midnight at the Oasis Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 7 Feb. 2023. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/3670584/Maria+Muldaur/Midnight+at+the+Oasis>.

    Missing lyrics by Maria Muldaur?

    Know any other songs by Maria Muldaur? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Midnight at the Oasis

    3.3M
    29,879     0

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Finish the lyric "I told you__"
    • A. long ago
    • B. I got what's waiting for them
    • C. go to school
    • D. come there

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Maria Muldaur tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!