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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In Henry's Court

You know how a song sometimes plays in your head over and over again? And when you start singing it ever so softly under your breath, others around you get annoyed, but they start singing it, too?

Well, I woke up this morning with Henry the Eighth filling my thoughts. Don't ask me why. And the fact is, I can't stop repeating the almost insidiously identical verses over and over and over again and again and again. Not even playing Mozart on my stereo drowns it out.

With the exception that the title of the song is also the name of England's king in the mid-1500s, it has nothing to do with my reading The Chalice: A Novel by Nancy Bilyeau in which Henry VIII is, in fact, a minor character. Only that, like the song, I can't get the story out of my head. My reasoning is in my review now posted on www.authorsexposure.com.

Please follow the link and enjoy. I bet the subject will reel in your mind, too, tempting you to read the book!!

In the meantime....

I'm Hen-er-y the Eighth I am.
Hen-er-y the Eighth I am, I am.
I got married to the widow next door.
She's been married seven times before
And every one was an Hen-er-y
Never had no Willy now a Sam.
So, I'm her eight old man
I'm Hen-er-y
Hen-er-y the Eight I am.

Hen-er-y the Eighth I am, I am!

Hen-er-y the Eighth I am!

Second verse, same at the first!

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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currently published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Miss Elmira's Secret Treasure: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
Colonial Theatre: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Roarin' 20s 
Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast


Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood



Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her sixth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA

For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,