The Infanta

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 1 in album Picaresque
release date: 2005-3-21
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 5:08
producer: Chris Walla and The Decemberists
mixer: Chris Walla
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Trifekta Records
country(area): Australia
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists Picaresque cover art


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Here she comes in her palanquin
On a bed made of linen and sequins and silk
With the king and his concubines
And we'll all come praise the infanta

Each canopied and passengered
Within sight of the baronness
By her side sits the baron
And we'll all come praise the infanta

Thirty ranks on a forward tack
While behind in their coach, in fours
And the veiled young virgin, the prince's betrothed
And we'll all come praise the infanta
And as she sits upon her place
From all atop the parapets blow a multitude of coronets
And all our hearts afire
We all raise our voices to the air

On a bed made of chaparral
And the babe, all in slumber dreams
And the lake where her cradle was pulled from the water
And we'll all come praise the infanta


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Infanta
  • 2 We Both Go Down Together
  • 3 Eli, the Barrow Boy
  • 4 The Sporting Life
  • 5 The Bagman's Gambit
  • 6 From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)
  • 7 16 Military Wives
  • 8 The Engine Driver
  • 9 On the Bus Mall
  • 10 The Mariner's Revenge Song
  • 11 Of Angels and Angles