Join us now, oh daughter fair With pale skin and winter-hair. Leave the dead-dry land of feet And come where the water is cool and deep. We are grasses to your lily-flower Forever dancing in shady bowers. Oh, please join us, water-maid! Exchange a tail for those shaky legs. Mortals live for but a day While we have centuries to have our say. Join us, sweet sister, in the cool of the deep Where tendrils and serpents in darkness sleep. Forsake that lover who toils in dirt His heart will heal and you'll never be hurt. For should he travel to the pool so sweet With waters and currents curious and deep Let you entice him further on down He's yours forever if you make him drown. So join us, oh join us, and be not alone! There is no anguish in the heart of a stone. Be smooth and lovely as the water-smoothed rocks And always be steadfast during life's shocks. Be with us forever, oh sister so fair With watery skin and wintery hair.