And they found his fag-ends underneath the bed, at the court of Good Queen Bess

You've heard of the Earl of Leicester, well he was the queen's big noise,
With his velvet cloak and his silken hose, no wonder he cut out all the boys.
His bags were trimmed with lace, how queer!... well, girls still think it's a good idea!

At the court of Good Queen Bess, at the court of Good Queen Bess
To try and get a cuddle wasn't easy, I confess.
Their armour was so hard and bright that when the boyfriends came in sight
The minstrel played, 'In Tin Tonight', at the court of Good Queen Bess

The jester cracked the same old jokes you hear now, more or less,
Bess had her favourites by the hour, she started by giving them each a flower.
But they all finished up in T'Bloody Tower, at the court of Good Queen Bess.
 
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