The Infanta Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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Here she comes in her palanquin
On the back of an elephant
On a bed made of linen and sequins and silk
All astride on her father's line
With the king and his concubines
And her nurse with her pitchers of liquors and milk
And we'll all come praise the infanta
And we'll all come praise the infanta

Among five score pachyderm
Each canopied and passengered
Sit the duke and the duchess' luscious young girls
Within sight of the baronness
Seething spite for this live largesse
By her side sits the baron

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 1 in album Picaresque
    release date: 2005-3-21
    popularity : 68 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