Thursday 11 February 2016

'The Death of Queen Jane'

Oscar Isaac performing 'The Death of Queen Jane' (from the film Inside Llewyn Davis).

Thanks to the person who posted these videos online.

Queen Jane lay in labor full nine days or more
 'Til her women grew so tired, they could no longer there
 They could no longer there
 "Good women, good women, good women that you may be
 Will you open my right side and find my baby?
 And find my baby
 "Oh no," cried the women, "That's a thing that can never be
 We will send for King Henry and hear what he may say
 And hear what he may say"
 King Henry was sent for, King Henry did come
 Saying, "What does ail you my lady? Your eyes, they look so dim
 Your eyes, they look so dim"
 "King Henry, King Henry, will you do one thing for me?
 That's to open my right side and find my baby
 And find my baby"
 "Oh no, cried King Henry, "That's a thing I'll never do
 If I lose the flower of England, I shall lose the branch too
 I shall lose the branch too"
 There was fiddling, aye, and dancing on the day the babe was born
 But poor Queen Jane beloved lay cold as the stone
 Lay cold as the stone