Dark Eyes

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Tune is an adaptaion of the folksong "Black is the Color"

Dark, dark, dark your eyes, and proud your head.
My father wishes you were dead,
But I saw you once while out hunting the deer,
And I will never lure you here.

When I stopped for a drink from the crystal stream
I saw -- reflection of a dream--
Your delicate form, more lovely far than song.
When I looked up then you were gone.

I wish your mane was not so white.
I wish your horn did not shine bright.
For I greatly fear what my father means to do.
And ev'ry night I dream of you.

Dark, dark, dark, the eyes I saw in the stream
But he saw only money sheen.
A unicorn's horn must command a princely sum.
Yet still I will not bid you come.

For I'm lost in the darkness of your eyes.

Copyright © 1997 Michelle Bottorff



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