A ring of gold and a milk-white dove
- Are goodly gifts for thee,
And a hempen rope for your own love
- To hang upon a tree.
For you a House of Ivory
- (Roses are white in the rose-bower)!
A narrow bed for me to lie,
- (White, oh white, is the hemlock flower)!
Myrtle and jessamine for you,
- (O the red rose is fair to see)!
For me the cypress and the rue
- (Fairest of all is rosemary)!
For you three lovers of your hand,
- (Green grass where a man lies dead)!
For me three paces on the sand,
- (Plant lilies at my head)!