The Death of Queen Jane
No: 170; variant: 170F
- QUEEN JANE lies in labour six weeks or more,
Till the women were tired, go see her no more:
‘Oh women, oh women, if women you be,
You’ll send for King Henry, to come and see me.
- ‘Oh King Henry, King Henry, if King Henry you be,
You’ll send for the doctor, to come and see me:
Oh doctor, oh doctor, if a doctor you be,
You’ll open my right side, and save my baby.’
- They churchd her, they chimed her, they dug her her grave,
They buried her body, and christend her babe.