Steeleye Span - They Called Her Babylon

English

They Called Her Babylon

To the halls of Latham House the king he did proclaim
That the seventh Earl of Derby, James Stanley was his name
Should resist the Scottish force bound for the Isle of Man
So he gathered up his fighters and obeyed the king's command
 
Well, the Countess was of noble blood, though not of royalty
Yet brave and as intrepid as any man was she
So the house became a fortress, with her good Lord now gone
Her name was Lady Charlotte, but they called her Babylon
 
So put yourselves in line against Babylon
All ye that bend the bow against the crown
Train the gunner's sights against Babylon
Till the eagle tower does fall and the walls they are thrown down
 
Both the puritans and Fairfax, together they did call
For this one last royal stronghold in Lancashire to fall
So the garrison she strenghtened and the eagle tower was manned
And refusing all conditions, it was then the siege began
 
So put yourselves in line against Babylon
All ye that bend the bow against the crown
And train the gunner's sights against Babylon
Till the eagle tower does fall and the walls they are thrown down
 
Twas in two good months when those rebels did retreat
They were cast out from the earthworks and driven to defeat
With dishonour and in shame their siege came to an end
They were routed by a lady and two hundred loyal men
 
So put yourselves in line against Babylon
All ye that bend the bow against the crown
And train the gunner's sights against Babylon
Till the eagle tower does fall and the walls they are thrown down
 
Submitted by Burghold on Thu, 12/10/2017 - 20:18
Thanks!

 

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