Belle Isle / ベル島

Self Portrait



One evening for pleasure I rambled to view


The fair fields all alone


Down by the banks of Loch Eiron


Where beauty and pleasure were known



I spied a fair maid at her labour


Which caused me to stay for a while


And I thought of a goddess to beauty


Bloomin' bright star of Bright Isle




I humbled myself to her beauty


"Fair maiden, where do you belong?


Are you from heaven descended


Abiding in Cupid's fair throne?"



"Young man, I will tell you a secret


It's true I'm a maid that is poor


And to part from my vows and my promise


Is more than my heart can endure


Therefore I remain at my service


And go through all my hardship and toil


And wait for the lad that has left me


All alone on the banks of Belle Isle."



"Young maiden I wish not to banter


It's true I come here in disguise


I came here to fulfill our last promise


And hope to give you a surprise



I've known you're a maid I love dearly


And you've been in my heart all the while


For me there is no other damsel


Than my blooming bright star of Belle Isle."




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