by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation by Arthur Waley (1889 - 1969)

Dance song
Language: English  after the Chinese (中文) 
The unicorn’s hoofs! The unicorn’s hoofs!
The duke’s sons throng, the duke’s sons throng.
Alas for the unicorn! Alas for the unicorn!
Alas!
The unicorn’s brow! The unicorn’s brow!
The duke’s kinsmen throng.
The duke’s kinsmen throng.
Alas for the unicorn! Alas for the unicorn!
Alas!
The unicorn’s horn! The unicorn’s horn!
The unicorn’s horn!
The duke’s clans-men throng.
The duke’s clans-men throng.
Alas for the unicorn!
Alas!

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2014-11-04
Line count: 15
Word count: 68