As the sun is sinking low
And the evening's tug in tow
On the horizon, my true love I see
She ain't fancy, she ain't fine
While her fingers number only nine
She's the belle of the ball of the insurgency

She's my bandit queen, laying beneath the moon
In a bandit cave, a blanket laid for two
If I could find a way to your hideaway by the sea
Oh, bandit queen, steal away to me

Somewhere in the mountains
By a starry water fountain
In an alcove hid by some trees
Amidst a pile of treasure
Reclining at her leisure
My lady love sniffs at the breeze
And sitting up, she adjusts her turban
And takes another swig from a bottle of bourbon
Listening to the whistling of the train in station
Odds are it will never reach it's destination
Because the bandit queen astride her steed will ride
Oh, let me be the one to lay within your thieving arms tonight

She's my bandit queen, laying beneath the moon
In a bandit cave, there's a blanket laid for two
If I could find a way to your hideaway by the sea
Oh, bandit queen, steal away to me

Oh, bandit queen, steal away to me


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    General Commenti've heard this one live and oh my, it's wonderful. it's a shame it's not going to be on the new album but hopefully it'll turn up as a b-side or something.
    gyroscopeon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat new album?!?!?!
    pumkinhedon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wonder why they didn't put this and Kingdom of Spain on Picaresque, and instead had, say, Lost at Sea. Which is worse in my opinion.
    Little Timmyon January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentColin said at one of his solo gigs that this song would be on the vinyl version.
    PapaBobDoleon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat album can I find this on? it's not on Her Majesty or Picaresque....
    Bryia_026on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit'll be included with the vinyl version of Picaresque when Jealous Butcher releases it and also as a separate CD EP entitled 'Picaresquities'.

    hooray!
    gyroscopeon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the dialogue in the beginning of the "With Dialogue and Tap Dancing" version:

    "Greetings, ladies."
    "Hi."
    "My name's Joseph. I just rolled into town."
    "Would you like to sing a song with us?"
    "I believe I do have a song I'd like to sing; it's called 'The Bandit Queen.'"
    "Alright. I got a good ear for chords."

    Adorable!
    I see Colin swaggering into a cowboy salloon in chaps and red leather boots, spitting on the ground and snarling, then settling down on the piano to sing, while Jenny pulls up her petticoat and tap dances on the stage.

    But that's just me.
    wretchedcheckeredon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment*saloon
    wretchedcheckeredon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis songs awesome
    WriterOfFictionson February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    groundfloweron March 26, 2007   Link

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