In days that have long passed,
There lived a fair mahogany lass.
Unmarried and virtuous princess, alas,
She was brave, strong and bold.
Tra la di di hidey ho, di hidey hey, di hidey ho
Tra la di di hidey ho, happily ever after.
One morning while riding no guards around,
Armed with sword should trouble abound,
She heard the most horrible sound,
And her nose burned of sulfur.
The sky darkened, gave her horse a fright.
A dragon swooped as black as night,
Grabbed the princess then out of sight.
Her horse ran frightened home.
The king cried, “All knights be sworn!
Kill the dragon with your swords.
Return my daughter for this reward,
That you may marry her.”
The bravest knight in all the realm,
Young, handsome and vain as well
Declared the maid his holy grail
And rode off to rescue her.
The knight he climbed up rugged heights
Snagged a run in pristine tights
At cavern’s shaft, he saw no sights
And heard no sound inside.
The knight he called the dragon out.
But only a lady’s voice came back.
“I killed the dragon!,” the lady shout.
And stepped into the sun.
The princess dressed in scraps of cloth,
Her mahogany hair was all burned off.
A muddy face, the vain knight scoffed,
“Can you clean be for we go?”
The princess still in clothes undone,
Told the knight, “I work alone.”
The knight rode lone into the setting sun.
And the princess was happy thereafter.