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Take me with you; let’s run.
    The king takes me into his rooms.

Friends Speak to the Man

We will rejoice and be happy with you.
    We praise your love more than wine.

The Woman Speaks

With good reason, the young women love you, my lover.
I’m dark but lovely,
    women of Jerusalem.
    I’m dark like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.
Don’t look at how dark I am,
    at how dark the sun has made me.
My brothers were angry with me.
    They made me tend the vineyards.
    So I haven’t tended my own vineyard!

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