"Fotheringay" as written by and Sandy Denny....
How often she has gazed from castle windows o'er,
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 a guarded door,
But those days will last no more.

Tomorrow at this hour she will be far away,
Much farther than these islands,
Or the lonely Fotheringay

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"Fotheringay" as written by Sandy Denny

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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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