And," he said, taking the King to Katar, "do you know whose horse that is?". But I have never hurt it, so I will see." It is you who I wish to share my body with she said. Cat Stevens is the former stage name of Steven Demetre Georgiou (born in London on 21 July 1948). But this time the groom had seen all that happened, and when it was morning, and the King had gone away to his hunting, he went to the four wicked Queens, and told them all he had seen, and all about the wonderful, beautiful child that lived inside the King's horse Katar. He sent one of his servants, therefore, to ask whose camp it was. What shall I do now?" If you obey our orders, we will give you a great many rupees." ", "That is true," he answered, "but nevertheless I am your husband. A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was. At the end of another year she went again to the plain and brought up the child. At the end of that time he went once more by night to the broad jungle-plain. ", One day he said to her, "I am going out to-day to eat the air. ", "No," said the prince, "that I cannot do. When Shankar had caressed and loved him, he swallowed him again for another six months. They tore their clothes and their hair and cried. A gardener's daughter stopped me on my way, on the day I was to wed Will you take great care of whatever I give you?". Her hands were like the white sands, and her eyes had diamonds on. The servants called her, and she came. ", At this the Queens were terrified. They'd never seen anything like the boy with the moon and star before. The last three nights I have gone into the King's garden and sung a song, and each night the youngest princess has come to me and asked me who I am, and whence I came, and I have answered nothing. 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. The cow shall be killed to-morrow morning. 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. Difficulty: novice. Difficulty level: Intermediate. 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. 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. Then she took him into the palace, and showed him to her father and mother and to every one. A year later the day drew near on which the gardener's daughter was to have her son; and the King's four other Queens came constantly to see her. He rode very far, and shot a great many birds and a quantity of deer. "Unsaddle me and take off my bridle; take off your beautiful clothes and tie them all up in a bundle with your sword and gun." "I am the husband of your youngest princess," he answered. The six princes consented, for they thought, "No one will ever see the mark of the pice, as it will be covered by our clothes; and we shall die if we have no water to drink." ", "No," said the young prince, "I will not ride, I will walk." 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. 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. And for my joy I will give you a boy with the moon and star on his head. They all wondered who he could be, and all thought him the most beautiful prince that had ever been seen. The King invited all his, and he gave the gardener as much money as he wanted. Do not fear me. I cannot go to your palace. But when he found she was neither ill nor in trouble, he was angry, 'and said to her, "Twice I have left my hunting and lost my game to come to you when you did not need me. Every one laughed at her and said, "How can the King's daughter think of marrying this poor, common man!" All this they did out of spite. Playing Style: Fingerpicked. Your clothes are far too dirty for you to come near us!" He has a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin. When they saw him the six princes said to each other, "Look at that handsome prince. He will have a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin." In this grand state they travelled to the prince's country, which was not a great many miles off. 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. "Do you know who I am?" The Boy With A Moon And Star On His Head. "She is your gardener's daughter, who was once your wife and is now a servant in your palace.". Show them to me." "Tell me who you are. Her father then stood up, and said to them all, I promised my daughter she should marry any one she pleased, and as she has twice chosen that poor, common man, she shall marry him." As soon as he was dressed in them the horse said, "Hide your bundle in this grass, and I will take care of it for you. And the young prince lived as before in the King's palace with his wife, and Katar lived in the King's stables. And for my joy I will give you a boy with a moon and star on his head. The prince always did, what his horse told him to do; so he went to his wife and said to her, "I wish very much to go to my own country to see my father and mother." I'll tell you everything I've learned, and Love is all... he said. Katar was very glad to see the child, who was now four years old. Good," said Katar; "show me what it is." 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.". Boy With A Moon And Star On His Head Cat Stevens Buy This Song. Play "The Boy With The …". "Only eat your dinner and be happy. So at last, just to please them, she beat it, and the King stood before her. We have never seen such a prince in this jungle before; he must come from another country." When the King came home, he was furious at hearing his youngest wife, the gardener's daughter, had given him a stone instead of the beautiful little son she had promised him. 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 Then he returned to his hunting. When it was midnight, she went, to the King's horse called Katar, who was very wicked, and quite untamable. So he brought him up; and then he loved him, and petted him, and the little prince played all about the stable, out of which the horse was never allowed to go. But still he remained silent, so she went away. ", "Very good," she answered; "go, and take one of the horses. The next morning she was taken to the jungle and there killed. At this everybody laughed, and the Kings were greatly astonished. Her silver hair flowed in the air laying waves across the sun The youngest princess heard him, got up, dressed, and came to him. "True," said the King, "I had forgotten her." asked the prince. 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 I never saw any one so beautiful.. What country does be come from?". our sister has married this poor, common man!" ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ", "But I am your son," answered the prince. So he ran and told the four Queens, "The King's cow has a beautiful boy inside hen. 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. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. "Yes, I am," answered the boy. The child was now three years old. The nurse took the little child and put him into a box, and the four Queens went back to the gardener's daughter. Then Katar galloped away, on, and on, and oil; and when night came they stayed under a tree, he and the King's son. The next day. We left the road and headed up to the top of the Whisper Wood. ", The King shook his head sadly. I am telling you the truth," answered the young prince. "What shall I do all alone in this country?". 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! His great beauty made her very happy. ", This made the boy very sad. By his side was some delicious water, and also some roast meat. I will give you a boy, with a moon and star On his head.’ 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 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 And there we laid cool in the shade, He had not forgotten how his brothers-in-law had laughed at him and mocked him when he seemed a poor, common man. Lyrics to 'The Boy With a Moon & Star on His Head' by Cat Stevens. ", "I want nothing," she answered; "I only wished to know if you really would come to me when I beat my drum.". 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 … Suppose you fell ill whilst he was out hunting and could therefore know nothing of your illness, what would you do then? "Who are you? But the princess said, "Take care! "Good," said the grain merchant, "you shall be my servant.". Should I ever be in trouble or sick while you are away, how could I send for you?" But she could do nothing. I will take the greatest care of him." "Oh," they said, "do drum on it just to see if the King really will come to you. 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. See, here is your necklace, and here are the ring and the handkerchief you. Why do you always stay at home, instead of doing as they do? He has a moon on his. This the boy did. said the young prince. Star on his head. Licensed to Virtual Sheet Music® by Hal Leonard® publishing company. 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. Check out Boy With a Moon and Star On His Head by Cat Stevens on Amazon Music. the garden. The King intends to kill me. Cat Stevens. 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. 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." So the boy twisted his own left ear, and there he stood no longer a poor, common, ugly man, but a grand young prince with a moon on his forehead and a star on his chin. 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