"The Execution Of Louis Capet" lyrics - ROGER WATERS

"The Execution Of Louis Capet"

[Scene 3 "The Execution of Louis Capet"]

In the spring of ninety-two
The Austrians and the Prussians too
Crossed the line
The war had come
The people went to see the King
Reluctantly he let them in

[Ringmaster & Chorus:]
And over tea they said that
He must choose one hat

A crown in Koblenz with his friends
Or if he chose to make amends
He might adopt

He might adopt

[Ringmaster & Chorus:]
Their scarlet bonnet

Surprise, surprise, when left to choose
Too late he chose "The Bonnet Rouge"