The Widow At Windsor
is a poem by Rudyard Kipling; published originally in his Barrack-Room Ballads
, it was set to music for the 1972 West End production I And Albert
by the composer Charles Strouse. It is the third song in Act II wherein it is sung as Kipling intended, by soldiers.
Like Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle is a Royal residence; after the premature death of her Consort Albert at the age of just 42, Queen Victoria used it as her principal home for many years. Prince Albert died at Windsor Castle and was buried in the nearby Royal Mausoleum.
Alexander Baron - London, England