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miércoles, 1 de junio de 2011

LOREENA MCKENNITT: THE DEATH OF QUEEN JANE

Hoy, en los Miércoles Musicales, nos ponemos un poco histórico-culturetas, y aquí os dejo un tema de la impresionante Loreena McKennitt, The Death of Queen Jane en el que la cantante canadiense pone voz a una melodía clásica británica que habla de la tercera esposa de Enrique VIII, Jane Seymour, la única de sus cinco esposas que conseguiría dar al rey inglés el hijo varón que tanto deseaba, aunque lo pagó con su vida, pues murió de fiebres pocos días después del parto.

            Aquí tenéis la canción,  y un poco más abajo, la letra. Que lo disfrutéis.





Queen Jane lay in labor full nine days or more
'Til her women were so tired, they could no longer there
They could no longer there

"Good women, good women, good women as ye be
Will you open my right side and find my baby
And find my baby?"

"Oh no," cried the women, "That's a thing never can 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 do 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

Adieu, adieu, my heart is lost
Adieu, my joy and my solace
With double sorrow, complain I must
Until I die, alas, alas
Until I die, alas, alas