Who knew Janel Parrish could sing? Pretty Little Liars fans were treated to Mona’s beautiful singing voice when she creepily sang a song while clutching a Queen of Hearts playing card in her hand in Season 3, Episode 3: “Kingdom of the Blind.” So, what was that song that Mona was singing?

Mona was singing the old song, “In the Eye Abides the Heart.” The song, which was written around 1841, was originally composed in German as “In den Augen liegt das Herz” by Franz von Kobell. The song was later translated into English in 1851 by Stephen C. Foster, the same musician who wrote “Oh Susanna” and is commonly referred to as the father of American music.

Check out the English lyrics below.

In the eye abides heart.
Every pure and tender feeling,
All emotions worth revealing,
Through the eyes their charm impart.
Words are often clothed in guile;
For the lips with fear may falter;
E'en confiding smiles may alter
Oh! believe not in a smile!
'Tis the eye unveils the heart.
Every pure and tender feeling,
All emotions worth revealing,
To the eyes their glow impart.
If thy bosom heaves a sigh
For a fair and cherished maiden,
Though her voice with love be laden,
Mark the language of her eye
There each impulse of her soul
Beams for thee in truth and ardor;
There her secret passions wander,
There remain beyond control.
'Tis the eye unveils the heart.
Every pure and tender feeling,
All emotions worth revealing,
To the eyes their glow impart.

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Source: Pitt.edu

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