She Boarded the Train
[midi file]

My young love said to me, "My roommate won't grin,
"And my family won't slight you 'cuz you are gaijin."
And she stepped away from me, and this to me said,
"It will not be long, love, 'til you and I wed."

She turned away from me and she boarded the train,
With my heart brimming full as I stood in the rain,
And I crossed o'er the bridge as I turned away home,
Where the heron of evening took shelter alone.

Now when I pass near, my friends' voices fall,
They whisper their words, but their faces tell all,
And I turn my face up to the clouds far above,
For never again have I seen my sweet love.

I dreamt last night that my young love came near,
Her sweet face was blurred as my eyes filled with tears,
And her voice was so wistful as to me she said,
"It will not be long, love, 'til you and I wed."
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She Moved Through the Fair
(traditional)

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 stepped away from me and this she did say,
"It will not be long, love, till our wedding day."

She stepped away from me and she moved through the fair,
And fondly I watched her move here and move there,
And she went her way homeward with one star awake,
As the swan in the evening moved over the lake.

The people were saying, no two e'er were wed
But one had a sorrow that never was said
And I smiled as she passed with her goods and her gear
And that was the last that I saw of my dear.

I dreamt last night that my young love came in,
So softly she entered that her feet made no din,
She came close beside me, and this she did say,
"It will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day."

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