He gave to her, yet tenfold claim'd in return
She hath no life but the one he for her wrought;
Proffer'd to her his wauking heart, she turn'd it down,
Riposted with a tell-tale lore of lies and scorn.

Prophetess or fond?,
Tho' her parle of truth:
"I ken to-morrow, refell me if ye can!",
Yet the kiss and breath, Apollo's bane
Sëer of the future, not of twain,
"Sicker!", quoth Cassandra.

Still, is she lief and quaint in his eyne, a sight divine?
A mistress fuell'd by his prest haughtiness
If he did grant, wherefore then did he not foresee,
Belike egal as it to him might be?!

Prophetess or fond?,
Tho' her parle of truth:
"I ken to-morrow, refell me if ye can!",
Yet the kiss and breath, Apollo's bane
Sëer of the future, not of twain,
"Sicker!", quoth Cassandra.

'Or was he an eried being,
'Or was he weening - alack nay mo;
Her naysay' raught his heart,
Her daffing was the grave of all hope
She belied her own words,
He thought her life, save moreo'er scourge,
She held him august, yet wee;
He left her ne'er without his heart.


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Cassandra Lyrics as written by Wycliffe Johnson Cleveland Browne

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    General Commentwell im greek and recently checked the lyrics of this song,,i used dictionary to translate some archaic terms i didn't know and loved it.i would like to add another version of cassandra and appollo myth, cassandra kept her promise and made love with appollo but got dissappointed and left him.appollo got furious that a mortal girl turned him down but as a god was obliged to keep his word too and give her the gift of foresight.so he did but also enchanted her so noone would believe her words.cassandra was daugter of priamus,king of troy and everybody considered her insane.yet vovin ,your version is the most well-known :)
    cordelia87on May 03, 2010   Link

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