Which song by American vocalist Patsy Cline begins with lyrics about seeing the pyramids along the Nile River?
‘See the pyramids along the Nile / Watch the sunrise on a tropic isle / Just remember darling all the while / You belong to me’, are the beginning lyrics to the 1952 song, ‘You Belong To Me’ by Patsy Cline.
As the song progresses using her contralto voice, Cline takes the listener on a tour to old Algiers, then invites her darling to fly across the ocean in a silver plane, but remember, until you return home, her darling belongs to her.
Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 - March 5, 1963) was an American vocalist, one of the most influential of the 20th century. Her first professional performances began at the local WINC radio station (Winchester, Virginia) when she was fifteen. She is also recognized today as one of the first female vocalists who started with country music as her genre and successfully crossed over to pop music. She also sang honky-tonk, rockabilly and gospel while she entertained listeners on the radio waves and appearances on television. Two number-one hits were featured on the ‘Billboard’ Hot Country and Western Sides chart.
She was active from 1948 until her death in a plane crash in 1963 with country performers Cowboy Copas, Hankshaw Hawkins and manager Randy Hughes, during a flight from Kansas City, Kansas, back to Nashville. She became the first female performer to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973.
In 1995, Cline posthumously received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her legacy and career.