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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12:44 pm edt
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.
got married to the widow next door.
She's been married seven times
And every one was an Hen-er-y
Never had no Willy now a
So, I'm her eight old man
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!
J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is
an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
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
Rainbow in the Sky
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
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 fifth novel.