Marie AntoinetteMarie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette12 years ago in Songs & Lyrics
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Born a duchess in days of old,
Eyes of sapphire, hair of gold
spoiled young lady, ambitious mum,
marriage contract, signed and done.
Princess classes all day long,
lessons of speech, dance and song
one thing her teachers forgot
the most important, you would have thought,
to rule a country and rule it well
this, to her they did not tell.
In a carriage, driven miles
soon floating down an aisle
within a palace was all you saw
the Versailles court and nothing more
clothes and parties are all you know
alas Marie, the final blow.
Your country lay, wrecked and poor
while you danced on the palace floor
the angry people gathered and rose
taking you, the royals and your pretty clothes.
Your head was chopped at a guillotine
a more sorrowful sight was never seen
after the dust settled from the revolt
we know, Marie, it was not your fault.