Away In A Palace

Written for Prince George, then still a foetus, in 2012 – to the tune of Away In A Manger:

It won’t need a manger,
a crib or a bed
For the new royal baby
to lay down its crowned head

The stars and the tyrants
will come and give praise
The little future monarch
whose patronage pays

The royalists are knitting
thousands of baby-gros
While on their own streets
there are kids with cold toes

I love thee royal baby
Look down from your throne
Paid for by the civil list
Not a loan

Inspire us, royal baby,
Help us to ignore
The millions of babies
Who are starving and poor

Bless all the dear children
Born with no silver spoon
Write a letter to Santa
Demanding equality soon 

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