The Holly King
As the season’s getting colder,
There’s a madness that comes down,
From an ancient murdered king,
Whose corpse rotted
On the holly bough,
He was pierced right through the heart,
Atop his oaken throne,
Then left hanged on a tree.
The Holly King,
His crown of leaves
As he breathed his last,
He swore a dreadful curse of sorts,
To find his way back to the earth.
The Holly King, he found them all
One by One by One,
These traitors who had murdered him
His spirit found them as they slept,
Took their minds, and led them hence.
They all ended like him,
Their bodies, naked,
On the bough,
On their heads a holly trim,
Their hearts pierced
Blood melding with the snow.
They call the madness of the Holly King
A curse for traitors all,
That they will dance naked,
Out into the cold,
Singing of their crimes,
With nothing but a Holly Crown,
Nestled upon their heads,
To their deaths they dance and smile,
‘Til they are merry dead.
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