How often she has gazed from castle windows all
And watched the daylight passing within her captive wall
With no one to heed her call

The evening hour is fading within the dwindling sun
And in a lonely moment, those embers will be gone
And the last of all the young birds flown

Her days of precious freedom, forfeited long before
To live such fruitless years behind the guarded door
But those days will last no more
Tomorrow, at this hour, she will be far away
Much farther than these islands, for the lonely Fotheringay


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    Song MeaningMary Queen of Scots spent the last days of her life as a prisoner in Fotheringay Castle in Northamptonshire, and was executed in the castle's courtyard.

    The song reflects on her years of imprisonment and impending death.
    slamon July 12, 2012   Link

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