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The Death of Queen Jane

No: 170; variant: 170E

  1. ‘YE midwives and women-kind, do one thing for me; Send for my mother, to come and see me.’
  2. Her mother was sent for, who came speedilie: ‘O Jeanie, Queen Jeanie, are ye gaun to dee?’
  3. ‘O mother, dear mother, do one thing for me; O send for King Henry, to come and see me.’
  4. King Henry was sent for, who came speedilie: ‘O Jeanie, Queen Jeanie, are ye gaun to dee?’
  5. ‘King Henry, King Henry, do one thing for me; O send for a doctor, to come and see me.’
  6. The doctor was sent for, who came speedilie: ‘O Jeanie, Queen Jeanie, are ye gaun to dee?’
  7. ‘O doctor, oh doctor, do one thing for me; Open my left side, and let my babe free.’
  8. He opened her left side, and then all was oer, And the best flower in England will flourish no more.