Pussy Willow Wielded a Real Broad Sword

The Interrogation of Joan of Arc by Cardinal Winchester

Pussy Willow wielded a real broad sword
Honed with diamonds and emery board
They say she cut her own umbilical chord
The day she strapped it on to serve her Lord
She waded through willows and English bough
And taught French archers to reach for the clouds
As she rode out front under the Roman arch
Some took to calling her Joan of Arc
Fierce as a badger, loving as a lamb
She gutted the first soldier in the promised land
Thinking of John the Fearless, and Philip the Good
Pussy Willow could
When she took the field of Orleans in the month of June
The pious lauded her with praises and none too soon
She was locked up tight by the Burgundians at Beaurevoir Castle
Her attempts at escape were quite the hassle
When tried by the inquisitors of a self-dealing Lord
Pussy Willow wielded her real broad sword as she answered questions on the inquisitor’s board
When asked is she knew she was in God’s graces, she fed them words that made them clamour
‘If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.”
The grand inquisitor could do nothing but stammer.
They burnt her to the stake and then with a rake, laid bare her bones for all to intake
As Geoffroy Thérage can testify, he lit the match that took her life
Pussy Willow wielded a real broad sword,
Now she sits with the Saints next to her Lord

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