Matilda Mother

There was a king who ruled the land
His Majesty was in command
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showered silver on the people

Oh mother tell me more
Why'd you have to leave me there
Handing in my infant chair

You only have to read the lines
They're scribbled in black and everything shines

Across the stream with wooden shoes
Bells to tell the king the news
A thousand misty riders climb up
Higher once upon a time

Wandering and dreaming
The world had different meanings
Yes they did

For all the time spent in that view
The doll's house darkness' old perfume
And fairy- stories held me high
On clouds of sunlight floating by

Oh mother tell me more
Tell me more