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    Take me away with you;
        let’s run away together!

    (to the young women) The king has brought me into his bedroom.

Young Women of Jerusalem (to him): We will shout for joy and celebrate over you.
        We will make it known that your love is better than the finest of wines.

Her (to him): Everyone loves you, and there is no reason why they shouldn’t.

    (to the young women) Look at me, young women of Jerusalem.
        I am dark but beautiful.
    I am dark like the tents of Kedar;
        I am beautiful like the curtains of Solomon’s temple.
    Don’t stare at my dark skin,
        for the sun looked down on me.
    My brothers’ anger scorched me;
        they made me work all day long in the vineyards,
    So I did not have time to care for my own vineyard,
        to cultivate my own body.

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