King of Elfland's Daughter

music Heather Alexander

lyrics by Mark Unger


Who are you, he said,
to the woman before his eyes
I did not see you coming,
and so I'm quite surprised
To find that I can see the sky,
looking through your eyes
I cam across the void, said she,
Yes, I'm a stranger here
And I have need this moment,
to whisper in your ear
A favour I would ask of thee,
and so will you draw near?
She breathed herself like whiskey
into his waiting brain,
All in amaze he turned and asked
the lady of her name,
You know me from your waking dreams
of when you were a boy,
I am the king of Elfland's Daughter.
Now friend, will you drop everything
and come away with me,
Along the rocky cliffs so high
and then across the sea
Come and join our faerie band
in our dance among the trees
I will, he said, and took her hand
and so they journeyed far,
And called a dance together
between the daylight and the dark,
And if you should go seeking them
you'll find them dancing still
She breathed herself like whiskey
into his waiting heart,
And in the end it mattered not
they came from worlds apart,
He a mortal man and she
quite something else again,
She was the King of Elfland's Daughter.