The low beating of the tom‑toms
Language: English 
The low beating of the tom-toms,
 The slow beating of the tom-toms,
Low... slow
Slow... low -
Stirs your blood.
A night-veiled girl
Whirls softly into a
Circle of light.
Whirls softly... slowly,
Like a wisp of smoke around the fire -
And the tom-toms beat,
And the tom-toms beat,
And the low beating of the tom-toms
Stirs your blood.

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