She sat and she sang with a voice like a lark
Her skin was of night and her hair was all dark
She stood and she danced in garments of gold
While her champions watched; men brave and bold
Who came to guard her from threats all around
That night-dancing queen, Lady Aberdown

She sang in the streets that ran through her town
She dancedevery path in fair Aberdown
Sangas the moon rose and as the moon fell
She danced in the dark, but how none can tell
Though they all saw her, from homes all around,
That night-dancing queen, Lady Aberdown

She would not dance for the Hal Draketh Lord
He came to watch with his crown and his sword
But she stood and she sang in garments of gold
While guarding him then were men stone and cold
Who did not touch those who stood all around
That night-dancing queen, Lady Aberdown

She sang in her home that rose so high above
The streets and the homes she did so love
She sang of night when they feared the dark
They fought like crows while she sang like a lark
But no blow struck her though they flew all around
That night-dancing queen, Lady Aberdown

She danced in the streets that ran through her town
When at last the Lord left fair Aberdown
She danced in garments of blood and of gold
While those who came near by her guard were told
That she would guard them from threats all around
That night-dancing queen, Lady Aberdown