Come unto these yellow sands,
And then take hands.
Curtsied when you have, and kissed
The wild waves whist;
Foot it featly here and there,
And sweet sprites bear
The burden.

– William Shakespeare

The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2. Song sung by Ariel, who comes in playing and singing and invisible, with Ferdinand following. He sings of the island’s yellow sands and asks the dancers to take hands, bow and kiss, so the wild waves will be made calm and quiet.