by Florence Stevenson (1922 - 1991)

Now Edward was a king
Language: English 
Now Edward was a king,
but he was ill and slight.
And so it passed, my friends,
that he did die one night. 

Jane Grey was sore frightened
but she was Tudor born.
And to the council chamber
went the maiden so forlorn.

Now Jane will be a queen
and wear a velvet gown,
with jewels upon her bosom
and with a golden crown. 

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