WHO KILLED PRINCESS DI?

I got the idea of this poem from Bob Dylan "Who killed Davy Moore?" I felt a bit guilty at first until one leading American folk music authority in San Francisco told me not to worry about it. Apparently, according to her, Dylan stole everything he ever wrote. Anyway the rhyming is different and the stanzas longer. The response in Britain to this poem is spine chilling. I don't wait for any reaction at the end. I simply go straight into The Princess of Twelve Million Hearts.

 

So who killed Princess Di, how come she's gone and where's the reason why?

 

Not I barked the paperazzi, sure we made her run

And of course we got good money. Well what would you have done?

Anyway she loved it, we were courted from afar

It was us who made her famous, thanks to us she was a star.

And as for all those pictures why we only fed a need.

You can't blame us for someone else's greed.

So who killed Princess Di, how come she's gone and where's the reason why?

 

Not us wailed the public, piling up the flowers,

You can see that we all lover her, we've been queuing here for hours

OK, OK it's true, some of us bought the Sun

But after all those pictures were just a bit of fun

Part of life's rich tapestry the good comes with the bad;

So how could we have killed her when we all look so sad?

So who killed Princess Di, how come she's gone and where's the reason why?

 

Not I sighed old Queenie, sitting on her throne

If she'd been more realistic why she could have stayed at home.

It was just an ultimatum, I mean she didn't have to leave

And in that week of silence, who said I didn't grieve?

In situations such as this the upper lip is vital

Anyway I loved the girl.... I offered back her title.

So who killed Princess Di, how come she's gone and where's the reason why?

 

Not I moaned the ghost who drove her on that night

The paparazzi I was told.."Leave 'em out of sight".

Ok I'd had a drink or two but I mean who's not done the same?

I'm not the guilty one, it's not me that you should blame

I mean an order is an order, I'm sure you will agree

So don't go pointing any fingers at me!

So. Who killed Princess Di, how come she's gone and where's the reason why?

So who killed Princess Di?

Don't look at me.

 

© Joe Stead - Fore Lane Music - September 1997

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