[Bards] New Piece for 25th Year

Marie Adams marie at adams-manor.org
Tue Apr 13 12:52:48 PDT 2004

Tiggy, that was awesome! I'm sure it will add a lot to the event.
Serena D.

On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, antigonus bearbait wrote:

> Greetings unto the bards of Ansteorra --
> Hey, guys, it's Tiggy.
> Well, we have 25th Year comming up soon.  I'm working on a piece to help comemorate it, and thought I'd drop it to the list.  I'm kinda working on encouraging Ansteorran pieces here locally so that when the event comes we're not all just sitting around looking at each other after ANOTHER rendition of "The Rising of the Star."  <<grin>>
> Submitted (below) for your approval, this particular piece is called "We Sing of Fifty Crowns," sung to the tune of the christian hymn, "Crown Him with Many Crowns."
> What do you guys think?
> Much Thanx --
> Tig
> We sing of fifty crowns
> Beneath a sable star,
> See how the black & gold surrounds
> The noblest that there are.
> >From out of Adenvelt
> A sable star did rise,
> Through twenty-five years shining down:
> The brightest in the skies.
> We sing of a sable star
> That over all doth shine,
> Whose children bear upon their brow
> The mark of royal line.
> Oh, lift your voice and sing!
> The star that shines for thee
> Still shines untarneshed by the years
> Of a quarter century.
> We sing of a single crown
> That no one man may own,
> And though the sword may stake a claim,
> Still beauty makes her own.
> Adieu, to Adenvelt,
> Your child shall ne'er be far.
> For with the setting of the sun
> Comes the rising of the star.
> We sing of the black and gold
> For five and twenty years,
> Whose standard still is lifted high
> Through laughter and through tears.
> The pillars of our land
> On bended knee did vow,
> And on their shoulders side by side
> Stands Ansteorra now.
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