The Decemberists:The Bandit Queen (With Dialogue & Tapdancing)

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“The Bandit Queen”
Artist: The Decemberists
Albums: Picaresque (2005)
Picaresqueties (2005)
Lyricists: Colin Melloy

Dialogue:

Greetings, ladies.
Hi.
Hi.
My name's Joseph, I just rolled into town.
Would you like to sing a song with us?
I believe I do have a song I'd like to sing, it's called The Bandit Queen.
All right, I've got a good ear for chords.


As the sun is sinking low
And the evening's tucked in tow
On the horizon my true love I see
She ain't fancy, she ain't fine
While her fingers number only nine
She's the belle of the ball of the insurgency

She's my Bandit Queen
Laying beneath
The moon
In a bandit cave
A blanket laid
For two

If I could find a way
To your hideaway
By the sea
Oh Bandit Queen
Steal away to me

Somewhere on a mountain
By a starry water fountain
In an alcove hid by some trees
Amidst a pile of treasure
Reclining at her leisure
My lady love snips at the breeze

And sitting up
She adjusts her turban
And takes another swig
From a bottle of bourbon
And listening to the whistling
Of the train in station
Odds are it will never
Reach its destination

Cause the Bandit Queen
Astride her steed
Will ride
Oh let me be the one
To lay within your thieving arms
Tonight

[tapdancing]

She's my Bandit Queen
Laying beneath
The moon
In a bandit cave
There's a blanket laid
For two

If I could find a way
To your hideaway
By the sea, oh
Oh Bandit Queen
Steal away to me

Oh Bandit Queen
Steal away to me

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