Lancaster Castle many years ago,
the court rooms did put on a show.
Up Pendle Hill it was such a hike
to find the tower of Demdike.
Was she a witch?
We’ll never know.
Could she do magic?
Or was it a show?
August 1612 was the day in court,
throwing her life away and held
in the Well Tower for months on end;
sending poor Demdike around the bend.
Her grand-daughter, only nine
had her time to shine.
Jumping on the witness stand
and sending ten to hang.
Pointing the finger at all her clan,
was the court just an almighty sham?
It did not matter that fateful day
for in the end twelve did pay.