The Wonderful Lady Joane

After I’d written a bunch of songs for the Lady Joane Glory, the ship upon which I was serving as bard, and about her captain, Eric Bristol, I had a problem. Our ship’s namesake, Lady Joane Steward, was getting upset that so many songs had been written about her husband and none about her. I decided to rectify the situation immediately and wrote this. Then I taught it to the entire crew so we could sing it to her while she was in a public place. Be careful what you wish for.

This is one of my few songs with an original tune. Once I figure out how to get a recording onto this website, I’ll upload it. Until then, I’d be happy to sing it for you in person if you find me and ask.

The Wonderful Lady Joane
by Katherine Ashewode, “The Pocket Bard”
March 2004

Who is the lady we fight for?
The lady we all unite for?
Who is the lady we wash our hands
and groom in the mirror all night for?

‘Tis none but the Lady Joane,
‘Tis none but the Lady Joane,
A paragon of virtue, fair of face,
A wonder of the human race.
And she’s our very own,
the wonderful Lady Joane.

Who is the lady we drink to?
The lady we always think to?
Who is the lady we nod our heads,
smile and wave and wink to?

‘Tis none but the Lady Joane,
‘Tis none but the Lady Joane,
A marvel of nature never matched.
Our captain’s made a mighty catch.
And she’s our very own,
the wonderful Lady Joane.

Who is the lady we pray for?
The lady we can’t say “nay” for?
Who is the lady we hoist the sails
and shine the decks all day for?

‘Tis none but the Lady Joane,
‘Tis none but the Lady Joane,
Always perfect, always pure,
Who could ask for anything more?
And she’s our very own!
The wonderful Lady Joane!
Yes, she’s our very own!
The wonderful Lady Joane!

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