At last they asked him who he was. ", So when it was night, the dog ran to the King's cow, who was called Suri, and said to her, "Suri, I want to give you something, for the King has ordered me to be shot tomorrow. said the King. ", "That we will never do," said the prince, "unless you will kill your four wicked Queens with your own hand. 5,448 views, added to favorites 54 times. The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head - lyrics S Cat Stevens Catch Bull At Four. This he did. "Let me see what it is," said Suri, "I will take care of it if I can." Then she went to them, and told them, and they consented to let her and her husband leave them. I will always stay in this jungle-plain, so that when you want me you will always find me. The youngest princess ordered a grand elephant to be ready for her the next morning, and when the morning came, and all was ready, she dressed herself in the most lovely clothes, and put on her beautiful jewels; then she mounted her elephant, which was painted blue. "No, no, indeed you are not," they said; "for he is a poor, common-looking, and ugly man.". The young prince then wrote him a letter, in which he said, "You are a great King. At first she refused, but at last she consented. You must bring them all here to me for a week, and I will feast them all.". Until the gift that someone left, a basket by my door. "Yes," he said, "I will take the greatest care of him. We have never seen such a prince in this jungle before; he must come from another country." Meanwhile the horse had overheard all these orders. So go, only before you go, twist my right ear." As soon as she had gone back to the four Queens (who gave her a great many rupees), the dog went to the hole in which she had put the box, took the box out, and opened it. "Only eat your dinner and be happy. forehead and a star on his chin. We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed. where do you come from?" Leave him alone." "Where are they? Then she went away. Then she worshipped God and thanked him for letting her have such a husband. a country were seven daughters of poor parents, who used to come daily to play under the shady trees in the King's garden with the gardener's daughter; and daily she used to say to them, "When I am married I shall have a son. ", "No," said the prince, "that I cannot do. I got down on my knees and kissed the moon and star on his head. Play "The Boy With The …". Then they came up to him, and made him many salaams, and begged him to give them some food and water. our sister has married this poor, common man!" The boy then went home to the grain merchant, and at night, when every one had gone to bed, he went to the King's garden and sang his sweet song again. Tuning: Standard The King looked at Katar, and then said, "That is my horse Katar." We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed The time was late my wedding wouldn't wait I was sad but I had to go, Such a child has never been seen!" "Take off their coats," he said, "and then you will see for yourselves that each of them has the mark of a thief on his back." So their coats were taken off the six princes, and the King and everybody in the court-house saw the mark of the red-hot pice. said the young prince. The next day. This must be a prince from another country. Will you take great care of whatever I give you?". For three more nights the boy sang in the King's garden, and each night the princess came and asked him the same questions as before, and the boy gave her the same answers. "Very well," answered the King; "but do not call me again unless you really need me." There he brought up the child out of his stomach (the child was now a year old); and caressed and petted him a great deal, and was made very happy by his great beauty. Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had diamonds on. Then she swallowed him, and returned to her stable. I am not come to make war on you. The King was delighted with this letter, and ordered all the men, women, and children of all castes, fakirs, and sepoys, in his country to go to the prince's camp to a grand feast the prince would give them. Then he put on his splendid clothes, saddled aud bridled Katar, got on his back with his sword and gun, and rode off to hunt. We left the road and headed up to the top of the Whisper Wood. When they were all at dinner, the prince again made the gardener's daughter a great many salaams, and gave her food from all the nicest dishes. "Don't mind interrupting his hunting," they answered. So the next day the King placed his sepoys all round the stable, and he took up his stand with them; and he said he would himself shoot any one who let his horse escape. Check out Boy With a Moon and Star On His Head by Cat Stevens on Amazon Music. Then the King had to give it up and go home; and the sepoys went to their homes. Then she swallowed him once more and returned to her stable. One day they said to her, "The King hunts every day; and the time is soon coming when you will have your child. Thumb over chords: No. The six princes were very much ashamed, but the young prince was very glad. A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed It is you who I wish to share my body with she said We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed And for my joy I … When Shankar had caressed and loved him, he swallowed him again for another six months. : I married a very poor, common-looking man. September 1, 1972 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. The moon and star on his head As years went by the boy grew high And the village looked on in awe They'd never seen anything like the boy With the moon and star before And people would ride from far and wide Just to seek the word he spread I'll tell you everything I've learned And "Love is all", he said FAVORITE (3 fans) Cat Stevens. The King saw his horse had a boy on his back, though be could not see the boy distinctly. He played and ran about for an hour to her great delight, and she talked to him and caressed him. "Tell me who you are. So he brought up the child and said to him, "Go into that little room that leads out of the stable, and you will find in it a saddle and bridle which you must put on me. And for my joy I will give you a boy with the moon and star on his head. The Boy With A Moon And Star On His Head. A gardener's daughter Stopped me on my way On the day I was to wed "It is you who I wish To share my body with. I'll tell you everything I've learned, and Love is all... he said. Then Suri brought up the child, and the horse was delighted with him. and they pushed the pretended poor man away, and took the necklace off his neck, and said to him, "Get out of the way, you poor, dirty man. In the middle of the night the nurse took the box in which was the beautiful little prince, and went out to a broad plain in the jungle. Soon after, the gardener's daughter had a beautiful little son, with a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin, and before the poor mother had seen him, the four wicked Queens took the boy to the nurse and said to her, "Now you must not let this child make the least sound for fear his mother should hear him; and in the night you must either kill him, or else take him away, so that his mother may never see him. They did not recognise their brother-in-law in the least. Katar did not return to the fairies' country, but stayed always with the young prince, and never left him. The servants called her, and she came. When they saw him the six princes said to each other, "Look at that handsome prince. The King intends to kill me. "Eat your dinner and be happy. ", The King did not believe him. "I am a poor man," answered the boy, "and I want service." "Now," said Katar, "twist your left ear, and you will see what a beautiful young prince you will become." "Now twist your right ear," said Katar. Then you must mount on my back." Then they both went together to the wide plain, and there the dog brought up the boy. Difficulty level: Intermediate. There is no one like him in this country. Their six husbands used to go out hunting every day, and every evening they brought home quantities of all kinds of game to their wives, and the game was cooked for their dinner and for the King's; but the husband of the youngest princess always stayed at home in the palace, and never went out hunting at all. The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head lyrics performed by Cat Stevens: A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed It is you who I wish to share my body with she said We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed And for my joy I will give you a boy with a moon and star on his head. That day his six brothers-in-law could find no game, for the beautiful young prince had shot it all. At the end of another year, when the boy was five years old, Katar brought him up again, caressed him, loved him, and let him play about the stable as he had done a year before. "See, he has a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin. Now Katar was a fairy-horse, and came from the fairies' country, so he could get anything he wanted; but neither the King nor any of his people knew this. Her silver hair flowed in the air laying waves across the sun Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had diamonds on. NOTE: The image above is just a preview of the first page of this item. ", "I am your son," answered the prince, "and the gardener's daughter is my mother. she asked. Boy With the Moon and Star On His Head is a popular song by Ron Meyers | Create your own TikTok videos with the Boy With the Moon and Star On His Head song and … ", This made the boy very sad. On the second night the same thing happened, and on the third night too. He sent one of his servants, therefore, to ask whose camp it was. I will take the greatest care of him." Last edit on Feb 11, 2014. The sepoys tried in vain to shoot the horse; he galloped much too fast; and at last they were all scattered over the plain. One day, when the King and his seven sons-in-law were in his court-house, and it was full of people, the young prince said to him, "There are six thieves here in your court-house." Two or three days were thus passed in feasting; and all that time the King and his people were talking about the prince's beauty, and wondering who he was. "My husband is not nearly as handsome as that man. Then he swallowed the boy, and when he had done so, the cow made him many salaams, saying, "It is for this boy's sake that I am to die." You must not turn him out. ", "Perhaps you cannot recognise me," said the young prince, "but call the youngest princess here. ", At last she said to him, "Why do you never go out hunting as my sisters' husbands do every day, and every day they bring home quantities of all kinds of game? ", "But now that I have found you, I cannot let you go," said his father. The beautiful boy now lived in the horse's stomach, and he stayed in it for one whole year. Then she went to her father, and said to him, "Father, I wish to be married; but I must choose my husband myself." They begged and begged her to beat her drum once more, "just to see if the King will really come to see you this time." When it was midnight, she went, to the King's horse called Katar, who was very wicked, and quite untamable. Cat Stevens The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head Lyrics. Cat Stevens is the former stage name of Steven Demetre Georgiou (born in London on 21 July 1948). I am a prince who has come to see your country and to speak with you. Suri was enchanted with him. We left the road and headed up to the top of the Whisper Wood And we walked 'till we came to where the holy magnolia stood. The Boy who had a Moon on his Forehead and a Star on his Chin. Next morning they started afresh, and went far, and far, till they came to a jungle in another country, which did not belong to the little prince's father,but to another king. And people would ride from far and wide just to seek the word he spread FAVORITE (3 fans) Cat Stevens. "Now," said the King, "you must come with me to my palace, and live with me always. she said to him. "Your four wicked Queens told you the gardener's daughter had given you a stone and not a son; but it was they who put the stone in my little bed, and then they tried to kill me. They were to bathe her, dress her in beautiful clothes and handsome jewels, and then bring her to him in the palanquin. "She is your gardener's daughter, who was once your wife and is now a servant in your palace.". The child was now three years old. There was plenty merriment, cider and wine abound A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed The Boy With A Moon And Star On His Head Key: D verse 1 : D G/D D G A D A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way on the day I was to wed, Em G Em A D "It is you who I wish to share my body with", she said, D G/D D G A D "We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed, Em G Em A Em A Em A D And for my joy I will give you a boy with a moon and star............on his head." "Well," said the young prince, "I will give you something to eat and drink if you will do as I bid you." Album È contenuto nei seguenti album: 1972 Catch bull at four Testo Della Canzone The boy with the moon and star on his head di Cat Stevens A gardener’s daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wedIt is you who I wish to share my body with she saidWe’ll find […] So they all came, and the King brought his four wives too. Now the princess's six sisters had all married rich princes, and they laughed at her for choosing such a poor ugly husband as hers seemed to be, and said to each other, mockingly, "See! But then they and the Rajas said, "What fooling is this?" The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head Lyrics. In her hand she took a gold necklace. A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed It is you who I wish to share my body with she said We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed No one had ever been able to ride him; indeed no one could go near him with safety, he was so savage. ", Now Suri heard the King give this order to the servants, so she said to herself, "What shall I do to save the child?" Author Unregistered. Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and … I wish to speak to her." A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed. This delighted the gardener and his wife, who thought it would indeed be grand for their daughter to become a princess. "There they are," said the young prince, pointing to his six brothers-in-law. ", Next morning when the King had gone out to hunt, his four other Queens came to see the gardener's daughter. The Boy With a Moon & Star on His Head: 5:58: Catch Bull at Four: Cat Stevens: US; A&M Records: CD 4365: 1.2: The Boy With a Moon and Star on His Head: 5:58: Catch Bull at Four: Cat Stevens: GB; Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CID 9206: 1.2: The Boy With a Moon and Star on His Head: 5:57 on Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) "The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head". I am telling you the truth," answered the young prince. To wed. So saying she swallowed the little prince. Her silver hair flowed in the air laying waves across the sun Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had diamonds on. At the end of another year she went again to the plain and brought up the child. When the King returned at evening and asked them why they were so miserable, they said, "Your horse Katar came and tore our clothes, and upset all our things, 'and we ran away for fear he should kill us.". Suppose you fell ill whilst he was out hunting and could therefore know nothing of your illness, what would you do then? As years went by the boy grew high and the village looked on in awe Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. I am as if I were your son. One day the prince asked the King if he had any children., "None," he answered. "Who are you?" And so the princess and the boy were married with great pomp and splendour: her father and mother were quite content with her choice; and the Kings, the Rajas and their sons, all returned to their homes. We left the road and headed up to the top of the Whisper Wood He has a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin. The boy went far away from them, and stood a long way off to see what would happen. If you obey our orders, we will give you a great many rupees." Then he returned to his hunting. "Very well," said his wife; "I will tell my father and mother, and ask them to let us go." A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed It is you who I wish to share my body with she said We'll find a dry place under the sky with a flower for a bed And for my joy I will give you a boy with a moon and star on his head. They remembered that, when they arrived, the prince had made them no salaams, and since then had not taken the least notice of them; whereas he could not do enough for the gardener's daughter, and seemed very glad to see her. Then Katar galloped away, on, and on, and oil; and when night came they stayed under a tree, he and the King's son. And for my joy, I will give you a boy with a moon and star on his head." And we walked 'till we came to where the holy magnolia stood. "But I am he," answered the prince; only no one would believe him. Your wives made you kill them because of me. He will have a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin." I only came here to fetch my mother; and now that I have found her, I will take her with me to my father-in-law's palace. The King could not shoot any of his sepoys for letting his horse escape, for he himself had let him do so. To-day I should like to hunt very much,". But this time the dog's keeper had followed and watched the dog; and he saw all that Shankar did, and the beautiful little child, so he ran to the four Queens and said to them, "Inside the King's dog there is a child! As I do not know who it is she wishes to marry, I beg you will all come on a certain day, for her to see you and make her choice. The poor girl cried bitterly, and thought, "What will the King say when he finds no child?" The King gave his daughter and the young prince a great many horses, and elephants, and all sorts of presents, and also a great many sepoys to guard them. Her father consented to this, and he wrote and invited all the Kings and Rajas in the land, saying, "My youngest daughter wishes to be married, but she insists on choosing her husband herself. I cannot go to your palace. I was the grain merchant's servant; and one hot night I went into your father's garden and sang, and you heard me, and came and asked me who I was and where I came from, and I would not answer you. When he saw the beautiful little boy, he was very much delighted and said, "If it pleases Khuda that this child should live, I will not hurt him; 'I will not eat him, but I will swallow him whole and hide him in my stomach." But I have never hurt it, so I will see." The horse said, "Next time she asks you who you are, tell her you are a very poor man, and came from your own country to find service here?". The nurse took the little child and put him into a box, and the four Queens went back to the gardener's daughter. She answered, "Very well, bind my eyes." The young prince stayed under the tree till it was evening; then he mounted his horse and rode off to the King's palace. Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had diamonds on. "You will find service, and I will always stay here to help you when you want me. When the King, his father, the gardener's daughter's husband, saw the prince's camp, he was very much alarmed, and thought a great King had come to make war on him. No matter how far away I may be, I shall hear it, and will come at once to you. "Never mind," said the King. He rode very far, and shot a great many birds and a quantity of deer. when he had finished his work, the young prince went to the jungle to see his horse, who asked him, "Are you quite well and happy?" Then the horse swallowed him again. But the princess said, "Take care! Off jumped the prince. © 2020 METROLYRICS, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. He has a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin. "When you are married," he said to him, "I will take you back to your father's country." Why do you always stay at home, instead of doing as they do? ", One day he said to her, "I am going out to-day to eat the air. Meanwhile the four other Queens came to her, and they said, "Here it is the custom before a child is born to bind its mother's eyes with a handkerchief that she may not see it just at first. Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and … You must now go away and find service with some one in this country. And now the palanquin arrived bringing the gardener's daughter, and the young prince went himself and took her out of it, and brought her into the tent. But one day the King heard her telling them about the beautiful boy she would have when she was married, and he said to himself he should like very much to have such a son; the more so that though he had already four Queens he had no child. and the Kings and the Rajas, who had come as suitors, all wanted to turn him out of. ", "No, I will not," she said; "for why should I call him from his hunting when I do not want him?". Should I ever be in trouble or sick while you are away, how could I send for you?" He put his arms round him and kissed him and cried for joy. The youngest princess heard him, got up, dressed, and came to him. At this the four wives were very much frightened, and as soon as the King came home from hunting they said to him, "While you were away your dog came to our rooms, and tore our clothes and knocked about all our things. First they put a stone into her boy's little bed, and then they took the handkerchief off her eyes and showed it her, saying, "Look! she asked. ", "But I am your son," answered the prince. When they had all arrived, the little princess's father said to them, "To-morrow morning you must all sit together in my garden" (the King's garden was very large), "for then my youngest daughter will come and see you all, and choose her husband. "Why have you called me?" "I am sure one woman has not come," said the prince. And the same thing happened the next night, and the next, and on the fourth I told you I was a very poor man, and had come from my country to seek service in yours, and that I was the grain merchant's servant. The boy did so, and his horse instantly became a donkey. Besides, my wife is very sad, for her six sisters' husbands all hunt every day, and bring home quantities of game, and their wives therefore are very proud of them. But I will see if I cannot save him. The seventh and youngest daughter of the King heard him, and she wondered who it was who could sing so deliciously. When all was ready, Katar burst out of his stable, with the prince on his back, rushed past the King himself before the King had time to shoot him, galloped away to the great jungle-plain, and galloped about all over it. ", Then he ordered his servants to shoot the dog at dawn, but the dog heard him, and said to himself, "What shall I do? 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