Lady Jay

Hear me when I cry,
Listen to my song
The Jay, my lovely lady,
To the earth she did belong.

I, a country sir,
Loved her all my life,
But the manor lady's bright young son
Couldn't take her for his wife.

Under the forest branches
She came to me,
Until the day she cried aloud
A father I should be.

That was the last time that we met,
I never saw her again,
For she took her life on Princeton Moor,
To save my worthy name.

She found Death's open arms
Laid in their embrace,
I watched as icy fingers
Clawed her lovely face.

Now I stumble through the mist,
To where they laid her in the grave,
And daily I'll remember,
With flowers for my days.

Far beyond this land,
I will take your hand,
The spirit of our love will live forever.
Far beyond the clouds,
We will laugh aloud,
The spirit of our love will live again.