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Play me Old King Cole

that I may join with you


all your hearts now seem so far from me

it hardly seems to matter now.



And the nurse will tell you lies

of a Kingdom beyond the skies.

But I'm lost within this half-world


it hardly seems to matter now.



Play me my song


here it comes again.

Play me my song


here it comes again.



Just a little bit


just a little bit more time


time left to live out my life.



Play me my song


here it comes again.

Play me my song


here it comes again.



Old King Cole was a merry ould soul


and a merry old soul was he.

So he called for his pipe


and he called for his bowl


and he called the his fiddlers three.



And the clock
tick tock


on the mantlepiece


and I want


and I fell


and I know


and I touch the wall.



She's a lady
she's got time.

Brush back you hair
and let me get to know your face.

She's a lady
she's mine.

Brush back you hair
and let me get to know your flesh.



I've been waiting here for so long

and all this time that passed me by.

It doesn't seem to matter now.

You stand there with your fixed expression

casting doubt on all I have to say.

Why don't you touch me
touch me?

Why don't you touch me
touch me?

Touch me now
now now
now
now ...



The musical box:

While Henry Hamilton-Smythe minor (8) was playing croquet with Cynthia Jane De Blaise-William (9)
sweet smiling Cynthia

raised her mallet high and gracefully removed Henry's head. Two weeks later
in Henry's nursery
she discovered his treasured

musical box. Eagerly she opened it and as Old King Cole began to play
a small spirit-figure appeared. Henry had returned -

but not for long
for as he stood into the room his body began ageing rapidly
leaving a child's mind inside. A lifetime's desires

surged through him. Unfortunately the attempt to persuade Cynthia Jane to fulfill his romantic desire led his nurse to the

nursery to investigate the noise. Instinctively she hurled the musical box at the bearded child
destroying both
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