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According to the Have One For Me Songfacts, this song details the life of Irish born Lola Montez, (1821 – 1861) who became famous as a Spanish dancer. Her infamous "Spider Dance" ensnared King Ludwig I of Bavaria and she became his mistress.

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From the courtyard, I floated in
and watched it go down.
Heard the cup drop;
thought, \"Well,

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me Lyrics

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  • If I were forced to pick just one, I would call this her masterpiece. So far.
  • oh dat ending. Dat. ending. [2]
  • Somehow this is my least favourite song from the album. Maybe it'll grow on me, but I just can't get into it... her vocals here are just weak compared to her other songs.
  • Here's Lola,ta da , to do her famous spider dance for you
  • masterpiece
  • What a song. The shift from the climax to the arpeggios between 8:55 through to the end is jarring and beautiful.
  • brilliant
  • holy shit!
  • harp/vocals from 6:35-8:25 make me feel things down under but while crying
  • AT NIGHT I WALK IN THE PARK WITH A WHIP BETWEEN THE LINES OF THE WHISPERING JESUITS WHO ARE POISING YOU AGAINST ME

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