Evelyn, the Milk-White Girl

Music: John Jones.
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced at The Ancient Music of Ireland.

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Evelyn, the milk-white girl
With hair like heady wheat;
With rose cheeks in the winter cold
And rose cheeks in the heat.

The blood that rushes to her skin
Is much like her shy soul,
That shows itself despite itself,
Sweet, hesitant, and whole.

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