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The Willow Maid lyrics

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The Willow Maid

A young man walked through the forest
with his quiver and hunting bow
He heard a young girl singing
and followed the sound below
There he found the maiden
who lives in the willow
 
He called to her as she listened
from a ring of toadstools red
'Come with me my maiden
come from thy willow bed'
She looked at him serenely
and only shook her head.
 
'See me now, a ray of light in the moondance
See me now, I cannot leave this place
Hear me now, a strain of song in the forest
Don't ask me, to follow where you lead'
 
A young man walked through the forest
with a flower and coat of green
His love had hair like fire
her eyes an emerald sheen
She wrapped herself in beauty
so young and so serene
 
He stood there under the willow
and he gave her the yellow bloom
'Girl my heart you've captured
oh I would be your groom'
She said she'd wed him never
not near, nor far, nor soon
 
'See me now, a ray of light in the moondance
See me now, I cannot leave this place
Hear me now, a strain of song in the forest
Don't ask me, to follow where you lead'
 
A young man walked through the forest
with an axe sharp as a knife
I'll take the green-eyed fairy
and she shall be my wife
With her I'll raise my children
with her I'll live my life
 
The maiden wept when she heard him
when he said he'd set her free
He took his axe and used it
to bring down her ancient tree
'Now your willow's fallen
now you belong to me'
 
'See me now, a ray of light in the moondance
See me now, I cannot leave this place
Hear me now, a strain of song in the forest
Don't ask me, to follow where you lead'
 
She followed him out the forest,
And collapsed upon the earth
Her feet had walked but a distance,
From the green land of her birth
She faded into a flower,
That would bloom for one bright eve
He could not take from the forest,
What was never meant to leave
 
Thanks!
thanked 15 times
Submitted by ManonManon on 2014-05-05
Last edited by Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca on 2021-06-23

 

Comments
Vera JahnkeVera Jahnke    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 13:45

Thank you for this song. Could you or [@Hansi K_Lauer] please divide it into paragraphs: 6-6-4, 6-6-4, 6-6-4, 4-4 ?

silencedsilenced    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 13:59

Would that do, if you don't mind a French edit instead of a German one?
At any rate this duplicate should be merged, as Robert already said. Might as well align the format right away.

Vera JahnkeVera Jahnke    Thu, 19/11/2020 - 14:11

Да здравствует франко-германское сотрудничество! - Yes of course, thank you, Pierre! 😀

silencedsilenced    Fri, 20/11/2020 - 09:39

[@alma barroca] Hi Juan, would you please merge this duplicate into the page pointed by Robert?
I should have notified the translators for changing the layout, but since the page is about to move I thought I'd rather spare them a redundant annoyance.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Fri, 20/11/2020 - 18:39

It's been done - no problems, I'll have to notify them anyway, so best is avoiding repeated messages Wink smile

Vera JahnkeVera Jahnke    Fri, 20/11/2020 - 19:13

So Alma came out of his forrest
And rised up his magical hand
Collected the beautiful flowers
Together they are in the end...

Thank you 😊

silencedsilenced    Fri, 20/11/2020 - 19:33

My thanks to thee, great master of the nodes Regular smile

Skye CateSkye Cate    Sun, 02/10/2022 - 22:14

What kind of letter font did she use in her video?

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