"Lanercost" as written by and Alcon Juan/arango Bustos Giralt....
The priests go down to the river to fish for Friday's meal
The King is brooding day and night
Black with hate, cursing fate
To be ill when the foe is in sight

The priests they kneel in the chancel in solemn peaceful prayer
The King is laughing, grim and slow
Three brothers die, he hung them high
On a gibbet they died a cruel show

The priests they crouch o'er their books and scratch away at history
The King he rises from his bed
Leads his men, rides again
But before he sees the border he is dead

The priests they walk in procession with the coffin of state
The King he leaves his work undone
It is his fate, despite his hate
That his foe lives on to fight his son

Lyrics submitted by eyrian

"Lanercost" as written by Maddy Prior Rick Kemp

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentThis song refers to Edward I of England, who died while moving to fight Robert the Bruce. The second stanza refers to how Edward caught and hung Robert's three brothers.
    Kyrie Eleison is Greek for "Lord have mercy"
    eyrianon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgoes to prove power can always lead to curruption..
    tigersroamfreeon January 13, 2006   Link

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