Queen May

from Shivelight by Mishaped Pearls

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Lyrics adapted from Corpus Christi Carol (anonymous, 1500's)

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Down in yon forest there stands a hall
It's guilded over with purple and pall

Under that hall is a gushing flood
Half run in water half run in blood

Oh oh oh sing May Queen May
Oh oh oh sing Mary Queen May
Oh oh oh sing May Queen May
Oh oh oh sing Mary Queen May

Down in that hall there lay a bed
Scarlett the cover that over it spread

All on that bed a young knight sleeps
His wounds are sick and see he weeps

Oh oh oh sing May Queen May
Oh oh oh sing Mary Queen May
Oh oh oh sing May Queen May
Oh oh oh sing Mary Queen May

Down at the bedfeet there grows a thorn
It blooms its white blossom since the day he was born

Oh oh oh sing May Queen May
Oh oh oh sing Mary Queen May
Oh oh oh sing May Queen May
Oh oh oh sing Mary Queen May
Oh oh oh sing May Queen May
Oh oh oh sing Mary Queen May

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from Shivelight, released May 25, 2018

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