From The Elvis Costello Wiki
My young love said to me, "My brothers won't mind
And my parents won't slight you for your lack of kind"
And she stepped away from me, and this she did say
"Oh, it will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day"
She stepped away from me and she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her go here and go there
Then she went her way homeward with one star awake
Like the swan in the evening moves over the lake
The people were saying that no two were e'er wed
Only one hath a sorrow that never is said
And she smiled as she passed with her goods and her gear
And that was the last that I saw of my dear
Last night she came to me, my dead love came in
And moving so softly, her feet made no din
And she laid her hand on me, and this she did say
"It will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day"