Michael Woodhead

DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS

[Music composed for the dance scene in 'Salome']

Written & Composed by Michael Woodhead
Copyright © 1968, 2019

The first veil falls against the wall
Below is seen a leg so pale
The woman twirls as the music swirls
To the dance of the seven veils

The second slips at the sound of whips
Below is seen an arm so frail
The woman glides as the music slides
To the dance of the seven veils

The third veil drops as the music stops
Below is seen a fleshly shale
The woman swings as the music sings
To the dance of the seven veils

The fourth veil falls like a waterfall
Below is seen a belly pale
The woman strips as the music trips
To the dance of the seven veils

The fifth veil slips as a broach unclips
Below is seen a thigh so pale
The woman squirms as the music confirms
The dance of the seven veils

The sixth veil drops as the music hops
Below, her breasts inhale
The woman stands with outstretched hands
In the dance of the seven veils

The seventh veil falls against the wall
Naked, now, she stands in pigtails
The woman bows to the joyful crowds
Ends the dance of the seven veils


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