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A NEW YEAR song parody (Dan Fogelberg, Same Old Lang Syne)

Ruxendil_Thoorg
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Jan 1 2012, 6:27am


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THE STEWARD AND THE SHIELDMAIDEN

(Dan Fogelberg, Same Old Lang Syne*)

A new acquaintance in the Healing House,
A maiden carried from the field,
Her eyes were grey and staring so forlorn,
Wore her sadness like a shield.

I didn’t recognize the name or face
But then my eyes flew open wide,
I felt a pity when I saw her hurt,
As though something in her died.

You see, my Lord, ‘tis this I cannot stand:
To lie in sloth here, caged and bagged,
There’s no house fairer for those seeking cure,
But for me, the stay has dragged.


So I asked her what she wished of me,
She said she wished to ride to war,
I said my Lady, death may find us yet,
Either looked- or unlooked-for.

We waited for the stroke of doom,
We dared to hope for now
For news of safety from the Eastern gloom,
But neither one knew how.

She said another’s love she’d held out for,
His pity left her cold and dry,
I said her sorrow once I pitied too,
But saw more now, to my eye.

She wore the robes that I had lent to her
Of deepest summer-evening blue
Wrought for my mother late of long ago,
My first grief of youth.

She said it’s seven days he rode away,
I said my joy has known no bound,
Yet pain as well, because of fear and doubt
Of losing what I’d found.

We waited for the stroke of doom,
We dared to hope for now
For news of safety from the Eastern gloom,
But neither one knew how.

We watched for tidings from the Gate,
I waited for the sign
That what I’d found had come too late,
That we were out of time.

And then the sun shone and an Eagle cried,
Sing all ye Children of the West!
The Gate is broken and the King passed through,
The City shall be blessed!


The days that followed, she’d received the call,
I asked her why she did not go?
She looked upon me long, her winter passed,

and said,

Do you not know?

*Source song links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NmdFgFyhnk
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/...g+syne_20035792.html

Happy New Year!

"That doesn't make much sense to me. But then again, you are quite small. Perhaps you're right."

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A NEW YEAR song parody (Dan Fogelberg, Same Old Lang Syne) Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 1 2012, 6:27am
    What a lovely mathom. Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 1 2012, 7:18am
        Thank you Lissuin :-) Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 1 2012, 2:49pm
            Yes, my favorite female and male characters and as a couple Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 2 2012, 7:05am
                easily the most compelling romance Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 2 2012, 3:45pm
                    Is there a TORn song book yet? There's fine talent on these boards. Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jan 4 2012, 9:56pm
                        wonderful ideas, Lissuin Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 5 2012, 6:39pm
    Fantastic tie in :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 1 2012, 5:40pm
    Beautiful, Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 1 2012, 6:43pm
        Ethel :-) Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 1 2012, 8:51pm
    Sweet. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 1 2012, 8:36pm
    Many thanks, all! and here's to Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 1 2012, 8:47pm
    Aww! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 1 2012, 10:14pm
        thanks dernwyn and, wow, great catch! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 2 2012, 12:07am

 
 
 

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