by john james cogger
Let me touch my lover's chestnut hair,
And with it, shield my eyes from those who'd dare.
To boldly steal my lover's love away from me,
And leave me breathless, lifeless, as my soul would be.
Let my ears be covered with my lover's chestnut hair,
That they could never hear another's loving tempting care,
Let my eyes and ears be covered from that woe,
That I should never have to hear her called... and go.