AT THE COURT OF
GOOD QUEEN BESS

by
Elsie and Doris Waters

  We're a couple of bits of cracklin' from the court of Good Queen Bess
She was known as the 'Virgin Queen' and as a queen she was a great success.
We were her maids in waiting, there... we did some waiting too, Oh yeah!

At the court of Good Queen Bess, at the court of Good Queen Bess
We did our best to give the boys, an eyeful more or less.
In frocks like ours, we couldn't fail, the skirts stuck out just like a sail
But it wasn't 'alf cold round the farthingale, at the court of Good Queen Bess

Now Bess had lots of boyfriends, you've heard of that, no doubt
'Twas part of my job to let them in... but nobody saw me let them out.
She said, 'Leave me, girls... begone, I'm quite safe with my bumpers on.

At the court of Good Queen Bess, at the court of Good Queen Bess
Lizzie was a spinster... and she looked it more or less.
When Raleigh she refused to wed... he taught her how to smoke, instead
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