'Tis The Dawn


Close to my rose garden,
O my heart, be still, be still!
Close to my rose garden,
Grows a red apple tree,
Grows a red apple tree, so red,
Grows a red apple tree.

Green are all its branches,
O my heart, be still, be still!
Green are all its branches,
And the ripe fruit is sweet,
And the ripe fruit is sweet, so sweet,
And the ripe fruit is sweet.

Beneath, are three princesses,
O my heart, be still, be still!
Beneath, are three princesses,
Are lying fast asleep,
Are lying fast asleep, asleep,
Are lying fast asleep.

The eldest awakens,
O my heart, be still, be still!
The eldest awakens,
My sister, 'tis the dawn.
My sister, 'tis the dawn, the dawn
My sister, 'tis the dawn.

The youngest arises,
O my heart, be still, be still!
The youngest arises,
'Tis nothing but moonlight
'Tis nothing but moonlight, moonlight,
'Tis nothing but moonlight

Shining on my lover,
O my heart, be still, be still!
Shining on my lover,
And it is shining bright.
And it is shining bright, shining bright
And it is shining bright.

To the war he's going,
O my heart, be still, be still!
To the war he's going,
Where for me he will fight.
Where for me he will fight, will fight
Where for me he will fight.

If he is victorious,
O my heart, be still, be still!
If he is victorious,
My love to him I'll plight.
My love to him I'll plight, I'll plight.
My love to him I'll plight.

If he is defeated,
O my heart, be still, be still!
If he is defeated,
He's still my gallant knight,
He's still my gallant knight, my knight.
He's still my gallant knight.

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