Deep and dark are my true love's eyes
Blacker still is the winter turning
As the sadness of parting proves
And brighter now is the lantern burning
That lightens my path to love

No fiddle tune will take the air
But I'll see her swift feet a dancing
And the swirl of her long brown hair
Her smiling face and her dark eyes glancing
As we stepped out Blinkbonny fair

And if my waiting prove in vain
Then I will pack and track ever take me
And the long road will ease my pain
No gentle woman kind will make me
E'er whisper love's words again

For in drink I'll seek good company
My ears will ring with the tavern's laughter
And I'll hear not her last sweet sighs
Then who's to know in the morning after
That I long for her dear dark eyes

Lyrics submitted by Phonophobe

Dark Eyed Molly song meanings
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