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Alysse the Likely
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« on: 06 July 2008, 10:57:27 »

A popular bawdy tavern song from Southern Sarvonia, originating somewhere in the province of Sanguia. Sometimes attributed to Gebl the Brownie.


As I walked out late in the morn, t’was on a Harven day,
And all the farmers working hard, to reap the summer’s hay
I saw a fair maid running, her skirts in disarray,
A-fleeing from a Cattrel hound, she could not get away.

I shouldered up my sturdy staff and to her side I sped
And as the hound approached us two I struck him ‘cross the head
Then he did flee the scene a-yelping, like to raise the dead
The maid did sink into my arms and followed where I led.

“Oh, sir,” cried she, “I thank you so, that you did make him fly!
With such a staff, so long and hard, the which you did apply,
So skilfully…”  “Well, now my dear,” I gently made reply,
“Such skill comes from experience, and much of that have I.”

I brought her in the field to rest and sat her in the wheat.
I chafed her hands, I kissed her lips, that were so very sweet,
So quickly to my touch she warmed, from head to dainty feet,
That soon the pretty maid and I with Etherus* did meet.

 ( This stanza, depending on the intoxication levels of the crowd, is usually followed with enthusiastic cheers, whilst a brief instrumental is played.)

So, in the field we laid a while and there did sport and play,
And as to our conclusion there, well, this much will I say,
Although it was a maiden fair I led into the hay,
No maid did leave the field with me, though two folk walked away!


*As Etherus is the god of Lust, the inference should be obvious here.


Alysse


Edit:  I added another verse to hint more strongly at the bawdy nature of the song.  A few drinks and any references to one's "sturdy staff" become hilarious anyway... :D
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« Reply #1 on: 06 July 2008, 11:16:10 »

Yeee-ha!  A 'I walked out' song from the expert on bawdy... what more could we wish for?  Well, perhaps the music, but that might have to wait till we get together next summer, eh, sib-dear?  I can hear a tune for this already in my head...


One quibble - do we have wheat, named as such, or are we still struggling along with Golden Rain?   I've been meaning to ask the next newcomer who wants a plant to do some more grains, as we seem to be short of this essential foodstuff...

Love the rhyme scheme and dancing rhythm - just right for this piece!  :applause
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« Reply #2 on: 06 July 2008, 23:40:19 »

The "expert on bawdy"? shocked

Now there's a reputation to have. lol

Thank you for your fulsome praise of my efforts.  It occurred to me that we could use a few more of this type of light-hearted type of tune, which (despite your comment regarding my expertise :P) really isn't a typical style for me.  My love songs are usually a bit more intense, not quite so...so...rollicking.

I'd love to work on it with you, though, that would be fun.  This type of song does require some accompaniment, and we've collaborated for Santharia before quite successfully, haven't we?

Any other thoughts, comments, suggestions?  I'll probably try to tighten up some of the language a little, maybe see if I can work in another Santharian reference.  I wasn't sure about "wheat" either, but I needed the rhyme (!)  Perhaps I can adjust that...have to think about it a bit.

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« Reply #3 on: 07 July 2008, 00:10:13 »

Noo no no, don't fix the rhyme.... write the entry!  :D  Dare ya!     evil
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« Reply #4 on: 07 July 2008, 23:36:23 »

Fine, I will then!  :P


To get back on topic:  are there any further comments, suggestions, or critiques?  Should it be more Santharized? 

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« Reply #5 on: 08 July 2008, 00:41:15 »

I like it! Keep it, keep it!  :D
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« Reply #6 on: 08 July 2008, 04:22:30 »

*haha* Now why are all those bawdy songs/entries we have on the site are actually written by women? I see a pattern here!

This one's quite entertaining and even more so with some beer intoxication at hand, and it also has at least some Santharization in it. The incursion of some slang also is a good choice here, makes it sound like the lads are singing it in the tavern :)

The intro could be Santharized a bit better perhaps, giving it a clearer location or something, but otherwise I like it very much, Alysse!
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« Reply #7 on: 08 July 2008, 04:53:33 »

I didn't realise you accepted 'bawdy' stuff! Oh boy, have I got some songs for you!
As a biker, I have many friends who epitomise bawdy, some of whom are quite talented in the fine art of bar-room poetry.

I'll start you off with a 'safe' one.

JAKKA’S TAVERNA

I met you, in Jakka’s Taverna,
You looked so mournful and sad,
So I said with a wink, “Let me buy you a drink,
And perhaps things won’t seem so bad.”

You ordered a large R’unorian brandy, then Vhodkha, then wine to take home,
And then as I bought it,
I suddenly thought,
“It’s small wonder that you’re on your own.”

Then you took me, across town to your rooms,
My eagerness I could not hide,
When you walked ‘cross the floor, and you locked the front door,
Why did you leave me outside?

So I came down, and I sang ‘neath your window,
From midnight until gone half after three,
Oh Lady pray tell me, dear Lady please tell me,
What was it you emptied on me?

I came down, to Jakka’s Taverna,
In search of the love of my life,
And I gave you my heart, but now we must part,
For I’m going back to my wife.

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« Reply #8 on: 08 July 2008, 05:06:37 »

Hey, this is great!  We could use a few more tavern songs, most of our noble bards tend to aim for more edifying material in their music.

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« Reply #9 on: 08 July 2008, 11:25:13 »

(howls with laughter)

Who knew?  Another talent from the hidden depths of our Wargrider!   I guess when you are nearly seven feet tall, there's plenty of depths left....


And sis-sib, if you are looking at me, I hope you will recall that I did stoop to contribute "Sarvonia Has Lovely Girls" http://www.santharia.com/library_old/poems/battle_songs.htm, Singing the Senses, and The Centaur Marching Song - oh, wait, that's not on the site yet - never mind, la la la la hmm hmm....

So, um,  when d'ya wanna get together and do some recording?  :D

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