The Princess: First Song


We are very busy
For this afternoon our Lizzie,
Not to mention little Ann and Isobel,
Will be duly chosen
As the Queen of Market Rosen
And there’s dancing round the maypole here as well.

Oh, the jolly maypole dancing!
Oh, the merry village prancing!
Oh, ‘twill be a sight entrancing,
This fine afternoon!

We are very busy
And it’s making us quite dizzy,
All these preparations for our village fete;
We admit, however,
That the work is never, never,
Never too much trouble, let us state!

Jan 1922