Dark Her Lodge Door (op. 69, no. 3)(1924)
"Dark Her Lodge Door," the third song of Farwell's Opus 69, is a setting of a text by Charles O. Roos.
Dark Her Lodge Door
Charles O. Roos
With warrior braves, he rides to war.
"Farwell," she waves, from her lodge door.
The war-clouds lift, many the slain.
On pony swift, he homes again.
The stars shine pale,...
Down forest trail, her warrior comes!
No answering hail, dark her lodge door.
Old women wail, she is no more!
Through the blue night, a shooting star.
An eagle flight, he rides afar.