that desperate bird (onooyes) wrote in death_shroud,
that desperate bird
onooyes
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two folk songs

the maiden's lament

one day i went walking
down by the sea-shore,
the wind it did whistle,
and the waters did roar.

i heard a fair maiden
make a pitiful cry;
it sounded so lonesome,
swept off on high:

"i never will marry,
i'll be no man's wife;
i intend to live single
all the days of my life.

the shells in the ocean
will be my death-bed,
while the fish in deep waters
swim over my head."

she cast her fair body
in the waters so deep,
then she closed her pretty blue eyes,
forever to sleep.

i never will marry,
i'll be no man's wife;
i expect to live single
all the days of my life.

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never shall i marry

never, never shall i marry,
never, never will i wed;
born to wander solitary,
wide my world and narrow my bed;
never, never, never shall i marry,
born to wander till i'm dead.

no burdens to bear,
no conscience to care,
no memories to mourn,
no turning, for i was
born to wander solitary,
wide my world and narrow my bed,
never, never, never shall i marry,
born to wander till i'm dead.
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