Rue's Song

Lay me down upon a bed of clover

Lay me down, and then you must away

Lay me down and cover me with flowers

For I am weary, and you must face the day

You alone know all my joys and sorrows

You alone know all my hopes and fears

In the night you put your arms around me

To protect me and dry away my tears

Make a promise that we will be together

Make a promise to love and to defend

Make a promise for now and for forever

In that whisper I know you are my friend

Like a bird and winging through the forest

Like a bird I sing a soft goodbye

Like a bird I nestle in the heather

Spread your wings now, it is your time to fly

Lay me down upon a bed of clover

Lay me down and then you must away

Lay me down and cover me with flowers

My heart is with you when you must face the day