Jester Fool

from Urban Folk Songs

I get this message on my message machine that she's cooking dinner tonight  
So I go out and pick up a bottle of wine....I'm kind of nervous, I've run out things to say when I get there
So I say "I like your wooden floor boards"

She is laying in flannel sheets
Brass bed speaks "come on lie in me"
And there I'm standing naked and meek....stalling
She then says lovingly:

If I were the queen and you were just the jester fool
I would love you as my king, just because I do I do I do love you

Six a.m. the alarm clock goes off and I realize that I am not where I usually am at 6 o'clock in the morning
I kiss her goodbye and grab um.. my clothes and run out in the street half dressed and I'm probably gonna be late for work.

Morning out on her naked street
Old lady on the corner just stares at me
I guess she ain't never seen barefoot feet
Or heard the words that she sung to me:

If I were the queen and you were just the jester fool
I would love you as my king, because I do I do love you I love you  
I do I do I do love you, I do I do I do love you , I love you

Ellis Paul/End Construction Publishing (SESAC) 1992