The Kingston Trio songs about Anne Boleyn

With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm – YouTube

Considering I know the history of this famous execution. I learned this isn’t a common English song. It’s a horrible song!

Lyrics
Weston/Lee/Weston

In the tower of London, large as life, the ghost of Anne Bolyn walks they declare.

Poor Anne Bolyn was once King Henry’s wife until he made the headsman bob her hair.

Ah, yes, he did her wrong long years ago and she comes up at night to tell him so,

With her head tucked underneath her arm she walks the bloody tower,

With her head tucked underneath her arm at the midnight hour.

She comes to haunt King Henry. She means giving him what for. Gadzooks, she’s going to tell him off. She’s feeling very sore,

And just in case the headsman wants to give her an encore, she’s has her head tucked underneath her arm.

With her head tucked underneath her arm she walks the bloody tower,

With her head tucked underneath her arm at the midnight hour.

The sentries think that it’s a football that she carries in and when they had a few they shout, “Is Army going to win?”

They think that it’s Red Grange instead of poor old Ann Bolyn with her head tucked underneath her arm.

Sometimes gay King Henry gives a spread for all his pals and gals and ghostly crew.

The headsman craves the joint and cuts the bread then in comes Anne Bolyn to queer the do.

She holds her head up with a wild war whoop and Henry cries, “Don’t drop it in the soup!”

With her head tucked underneath her arm she walks the bloody tower,

With her head tucked underneath her arm at the midnight hour.

One night she caught King Henry, he was in the canteen bar. Said he, “Are you Jane Seymour, Anne Bolyn, or Katherine Parr?

How the sweet san perryann do I know who you are with your head tucked underneath your arm?”

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to The Kingston Trio songs about Anne Boleyn

  1. Brendan says:

    These death songs were banned in 50’s and I see why.

    Liked by 2 people

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