King of May

From the album Ophelia

Farewell today, travel on now, be on your way, Go safely there, never worry, never care beyond this day. Farewell tonight, to all joy and to all delight. Go well and go peacefully; we can’t keep your majesty. Be on your way. Make ready for the last King of May! Make a cardboard crown for him, make your voices one, praise a crazy mother’s son who loved his life, who loved his life.

Farewell today, travel on now, be on your way. We can’t bear the very thought that we could keep your majesty, be on your way. Make ready for the last King of May! Make a hole in the crowd for him. Raise your voices up; lift your loving cups to his long life, to his long life. Make ready for the last King of May! Make a hole in the sky for him! Raise your voices up, drink your loving cups to his long life, to his long life.

Natalie Merchant / Indian Love Bride ©1998