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Six dukes went afishin'

Language: English

 Six dukes went afishin' down by yon seaside,
 And they spied a dead body come arolling with the tide.
 They one said to each other, these words I've heard them say:
 "It's the Royal Duke of Grantham, what the tide has washed away."

 They took him up to Portsmouth, to a place where he was known,
 From there up to London, to the place where he was born.
 They took out his bowels, and stretched out his feet,
 They balmed his body with Roses so sweet.

 He lies betwixt two towers, he lies in cold clay,
 When the Royal Queen of Grantham went weeping away.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53

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Word count: 106

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