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Thread #18194   Message #178884
Posted By: MMario
15-Feb-00 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Willie-O's Song Challenge
Subject: RE: Willie-O's Song Challenge
Actually, usually the 16th century,(my favorite year is 1585) but Bess lived so bloody long I had to set this one in the 17th.

Áine - the "Mary Tudor"/"Mary Stuart" identity mixup is one of my pet peeves; especially since I have had people rant on to me about Bess killing her sister (her sister was dead before Bess got the throne). Of course Mary Stuart was a relative too, but cousin's daughter IS at least a bit further removed then sister.

"Bess is our King"

England has no king, some people say;
Bess Tudor's in need of a man
She's getting a bit long in the tooth
Better grab one while she can!

But Bess is our King, I'm glad to say, What need for a man on the throne? She's doing the job, why should we complain? When she's doing just fine on her own

Ol' Bloody Mary, now she was wed
Took Phillip of Spain to her bed!
She hoped for an heir, and maybe a spare
But all it got her was dead!

But Bess is our King, I'm glad to say, What need for a man on the throne? She's doing the job, why should we complain? When she's doing just fine on her own

Mary of Scotland had Husbands three
Two died, and one ran away
Now she's all alone, and she's lost her throne
Because of the men in her way

But Bess is our King, I'm glad to say, What need for a man on the throne? She's doing the job, why should we complain? When she's doing just fine on her own

Isabella they say, was the ruler of Spain
But Ferdinand claimed the same
When she'd say "aye" then he'd say "Nay" And vice-versa the other way!

But Bess is our King, I'm glad to say, What need for a man on the throne? She's doing the job, why should we complain? When she's doing just fine on her own

Catherine the Great, just couldn't relate
to the men in Russia 'tis said
and that is why, on the day that she died
she was with her horse instead!

But Bess is our King, I'm glad to say, What need for a man on the throne? She's doing the job, why should we complain? When she's doing just fine on her own