Alliance

Lyrics


Sing for the Dolphin; Sing for the Stag

Sing for the Falcon; They fight back to back

Sing for alliance; Sing for the fray

Sing a mass for the foeman who stands in our way


From the shores of the West comes the blades of Caid

Practiced in weapons and fearsome to see

Footfalls break hearthstones, crack oaken beams

Their grim looks have quieted even the seas


Sing for the Dolphin; Sing for the Stag

Sing for the Falcon; They fight back to back

Sing for alliance; Sing for the fray

Sing a mass for the foeman who stands in our way


The mountains and deserts of Outlands breeds men

Whose prowess is such that for one they slay ten

So swift is their host they have no need of horse

Drumming a thunderous portent of war


Sing for the Dolphin; Sing for the Stag

Sing for the Falcon; They fight back to back

Sing for alliance; Sing for the fray

Sing a mass for the foeman who stands in our way


Sing for the Dolphin; Sing for the Stag

Sing for the Falcon; They fight back to back

Sing for alliance; Sing for the fray

Sing a mass for the foeman who stands in our way


See now the line of fair Calontir shields

Their king leading boldly their Huscarls and Fyrds

Now joins the Dolphin, now leaping Stag

Send over your ransom, resistance is mad


Notes: As much as I love this song, I can't say it's actually one I've ever heard sung in any SCA bardic circle. Rather, I first heard it on one of Duke Conn MacNiell's albums when I purchased it. The song is extremely catchy and short enough that I mostly memorized it by accident.

The song was obviously written to commemorate an alliance between the kingdoms of Caid, Outlands, and Calontir so I expect this was for an Estrella war, although I'm not certain which one.

The thing I have the most trouble with in this one is the rhythmn and alliteration make it close to a tongue twister in some portions so diction becomes extremely important. That being said, it's a fun challenge to see how quickly I can sing it without screwing up.