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    Take me with you. Let’s run away.
The king has brought me into his private rooms.

[The chorus of young women]

We will celebrate and rejoice with you.
We will praise your expressions of love more than wine.
How right it is that the young women love you!

[Bride]

Young women of Jerusalem, I am dark and lovely
    like Kedar’s tents,
    like Solomon’s curtains.
Stop staring at me because I am so dark.
    The sun has tanned me.
My brothers were angry with me.
They made me the caretaker of the vineyards.
    I have not even taken care of my own vineyard.

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