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As per some requests to hear more music interpretations, here is an adaptation of one of the oldest songs ever to survive to the present day.
There are so many variations of the lyrics I didn't imagine that yet another thread would be noticed. The original lyrics allude quite clearly to the disappearance and death of the maiden in question, which not many people feel does justice to the beauty of the song and hence leave that part out of it.
The lyrics here are as follows:
My young love said to me
My mother won't mind
And my father won't slight you
for your lack of kind
And she step'd away from me
and this she did say
"It will not be long, love
'til our wedding day."
She step'd away from me and she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her move here and move there
And then she went homeward with one star awake
As the swan in the evening moves over the lake.
Last night she came to me
with a beautiful grin
So softly she entered
her feet made no din
And she laid her hand on me and this she did say
"It will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day."