Nature Boy

Abbey Lincoln

There was a boy,
A very strange, enchanted boy,
They said he wandered very far, very far,
Over lands and sea,
A little shy
And sad of eyes,
But very wise was he.
And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
And this said to me:
“The greatest thing
You ever learn
It's just to love
And be loved in return”.