Who Sang The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing? The Decemberists

The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009-3-17
length: 3:57
producer: The Decemberists and Tucker Martine
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
assistant recording engineer: Rich Hipp
strings arranger: Jenny Conlee and Nate Query
Hammond organ: Jenny Conlee
drums (drum set): John Moen
bass guitar: Nate Query
electric guitar: Chris Funk and Colin Meloy
guest: Shara Worden
baritone guitar: Chris Funk
Lyrics
The Queen
I'm made of bones of the branches the boughs and the bough beating light
Well my feet are the trunks, my head is the canopy
And my fingers extend to the leaves in the eves

And a bright, brighter shine
It's my shine

And he
Was a baby abandoned
Entombed in a cradle of clay
And I was a soul who took pity and stole him away
And gave him the form of a faun to inhabit

And a day, brightest day
It's my day

And you
Have removed this temptation that's troubled my innocent child
To abduct and abuse
And to render ? and defiled
But the river is deep to the base of the water

And I
I will fly you
To the far side

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Prelude
  • 2 The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
  • 3 A Bower Scene
  • 4 Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
  • 5 The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
  • 6 The Queen’s Approach
  • 7 Isn’t It a Lovely Night?
  • 8 The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
  • 9 An Interlude
  • 10 The Rake’s Song
  • 11 The Abduction of Margaret
  • 12 The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing
  • 13 Annan Water
  • 14 Margaret in Captivity
  • 15 The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
  • 16 The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise)
  • 17 The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin