when the sun comes after rain

And the bird is in the blue,

The girls go down the lane

Two by two.


When the sun comes after shadow

And the singing of the showers,

The girls go up the meadow,

Fair as flowers.


When the eve comes dusky red

And the moon succeeds the sun,

The girls go home to bed

One by one.


And when life draws to its even

And the day of man is past,

They shall all go home to heaven,

Home at last.