Last night as I traveled alone
Coming towards Loch na Naomh
All my hair stood on end
From great fright without knowing why
The stars of the skies lit up
And I could see the woman
But she pierced my side with a clean, sharp arrow
And left a black bruise in the center of my heart
Some thoughts crossed my mind
As I greeted again this beauty
Wondering what magic powers directed her to me
At the dead of night in that eerie place
"Come up and look well at me
I am the young fair maid from Greece
You are the love of my heart from day until night
Your voice and the brilliant utterances of your mouth"
"Courteous young woman, don't confront me
Just look at me and see that I am not well
For I am troubled, cross and gloomy
Part of my deformity is that I am without limbs"
"Don't think for a minute you will get rid of me so easy
For it's many a king's son that I put to death
Now that I have discovered how good-looking you are
I would travel the length of Ireland to be with you"