On a stroll through town, the princess strikes up a conversation with a commoner girl. The two talk for a few minutes before the princess is interrupted, but later that night, the girl sneaks up and the two spend the night together, instantly falling for each other.
There once was a lass sent out to sea
Ordered by the King – stay away from me
When the King found out about the affair the girl was having with his daughter, he provided the girl with clothes, food, a machete, and a ship, and told her to leave his kingdom and his daughter alone.
A princess should not fall in love
with a commoner and a thief
The girls were forced to say goodbye as the commoner left, but just as she was leaving, she slipped a necklace into the princess' hand as a promise that one day she would come back for her.
So I sing this siren song in hopes
one day she will come home
Inscribed on the necklace were the words of a shanty, and every night for ten years before she went to bed, the princess would sing it and fall asleep, dreaming of her commoner girl.
With more than her weight in gold
to take me father’s throne.
Finally, one day, a familiar looking ship returns… and the princess' prayers have been answered