Cecilia – Album No. 1

Oh Cecilia fair white maid
Where is it your body’s laid
Music woven in your hair
Oh Cecilia patron fair

High in castle window light
Looked you down upon the fight
Forced to marry not your love
you fled quickly out of sight

Angel watching head to toes
crowned your head with scented rose
He touched you not for fear of death
so husband wandered from your nest

Came so swiftly with a sword
brother in law to cut your chords
three times a charm across the neck
notes crescendo to your Lord

Fair Cecilia oh white maid
Where is it your body’s laid
Blood is drowning out your voice
Your body’s torn, but ghost is free.

(c) Adrienne Rossetti 2019