'Til the owl said:
"Who raised up a clamor so harsh and deep?"
The owl said:
"Who caused gentle Mary to fret and weep?"
"Her window glows brightly
I fear that she cannot sleep."
Mary paced her room
[-unintelligible choir line]
Wishing that her heartbeat
Would cease its fearful pounding
Peered into the gloom
Silent as a tomb,
Not one distant drum sounding
As the owl said:
"Who caused such a stillness to mystify the earth-
See how she searches the darkened sky.
Who is there among us to sing her a lullaby?"
"Sing me a lullaby...."