"What did I have?" asked the fine old woman.|
"What did I have?" this proud old woman did say.
"I had four green fields,
Each one was a jewel.
Till strangers came, and tried to take them from me.
I had fine, strong sons.
They fought to save my jewels.
They fought and they died.
And that is my grief," said she.
2. "Long time ago," said the fine old woman,
"Long time ago," this proud old woman did say.
"There was pain and death,
Plundering and pillage.
My people starved, from mountain, valley and sea.
And their wailing cries,
They reached the highest heavens.
And my four green fields
Ran read with their blood," said she.
3. "What have I now?" asked the fine old woman
"What have I now?" this proud old woman did say.
"I have four green fields,
One of them's in bondage.
In stranger's hands, who tried to take it from me.
But my sons have sons,
As brave as were their fathers.
And my fourth green field
Will bloom once again," said she.