The Death of Queen Jane
No: 170; variant: 170G
- QUEEN JEANIE was in labour full three days and more,
Till a’ the good women was forced to gie her oer:
‘O guide women, gude women, gude women,’ quo she,
‘Will ye send for King Henry, to come and see me?’
Wi weeping and wailing, lamenting full sore,
That the flower of all England should flourish no more.
- King Henry was sent for, who came in great speed,
Standing weeping and wailing at Queen Jeanie’s bedside;
Standing weeping and wailing, etc.
- ‘O King Henry, King Henry, King Henry,’ quo she,
‘Will ye send for my mother . .