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« on: 20 January 2012, 09:52:58 »

The following is a song about the Nerthers that is performed at inns and taverns across the length and breadth of Santharia. The name of the city is changed based on the area of Santharia in which it is sung. This version of the song originated in the city Marcogg and patrons take part in the chorus, well the least inebriated ones do in any case. For the benefit of those unacustomed with dwarf culture, the Nerthers are a society of dwarves involved in the collection, processing and sorting of waste products, both in their own native dwarven settlements and the human cities of Santharia.

The Nerther Song

Verse 1
A balding Nerther was standing one night
In the sewers of the city, Marcogg
Gazed through his mask, as dark took over from light
And he picked up a strong smelling log
Nearby a Nerther lass was working as well
Her beard tucked safely away
The nerther sang his tune, in a deep baritone,
And sang her this sweet serenade

Chorus:
ooooooh Muck, muck, rake all this muck
Do it even though others shout “YUCK”
So join with me, join me, at night in this city,
And together we’ll rake ... all this muck

Verse 2
The fair nerther maid he aimed to entice
From the trade of the piss takers
Her answer was given, she didn’t think twice
She joined at once the muck rakers
Her days of piss taking were left far behind
And he showed her how to rake muck
His hefty dwarf miss, stopped taking the piss
As she raked and sang with her buck

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Now more Nerthers began to convene
In the sewers of that city Marcogg,
Collecting things that others find obscene
That gathered beneath the streets of Marcogg,
The Nerthers raked the muck and took it away
Then as the sun rose again
The army enormous of mask wearing Earthers
left, singing their haunting refrain

Repeat Chorus x2
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« Reply #1 on: 22 January 2012, 05:12:53 »

The hippopotumus song came to my mind even as Seth finished her entry on the Nerthers. Seth has been consulted with regards to this song/poem and she said she liked it. :)

Anyway, it is open to commentary now. :)

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« Reply #2 on: 23 January 2012, 23:42:12 »

Just wanted to reiterate my applause for this! I can't think of anything much to improve it, it's wonderful Dek.  grin
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« Reply #3 on: 23 January 2012, 23:56:20 »

:D
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« Reply #4 on: 24 January 2012, 13:17:27 »

I'm pleased that you like it so much Seth.  kiss
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« Reply #5 on: 26 January 2012, 23:03:57 »

Aura for consistently bringing fun into the library, Dek. And thanks for inspiration - hope it's okay that I've taken the liberty? Authorship has been duly acknowledged!
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« Reply #6 on: 27 January 2012, 03:27:14 »

Of course it is fine, more than fine I'm pleased that it entertained you enough to give Cassandra it as a song to sing.
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« Reply #7 on: 20 February 2012, 07:26:40 »

Can this one be included in the next update? Sorry, I should have thought to ask about it prior to the one just completed.  sorry
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« Reply #8 on: 20 February 2012, 19:39:00 »

Hey Dek, nice song :D

Maybe you mention in your introduction, what a 'nerther' is. There might be people who read your song and are not familiar with them.
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« Reply #9 on: 23 February 2012, 20:21:30 »

Thanks Ta'lia. I should have thought of that myself. I've now included a sentence describing the Nerthers to the introduction of the poem. Which is basically a summary of Seth's introduction of the Nerther entry which in some ways is a summary of that entry ... so I guess you could say it is a summary of a summary. :)
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