SONGS BY GEAN FIREFEET

BALLADS OF SANTHARIA - BROWNIE THEMES - HUMAN THEMES - LULLABIES
SANTHARIAN PLACES THEMES - TAVERN SONGS

 

On this overview page we've collected all musical pieces you can find in the Santharian Music section composed and/or performed by the respective artist. The various musical pieces are ordered by topics and then song title. To download a specific musical piece, simply click on the appropriate link next to the title.
 

Gean Firefeet

BALLADS OF SANTHARIA Length Save Intro Entry
Herool's Prowl (with Decipher Ziron) 1:43 Download music Read introduction Read text
Lansquenet's Lament (with Talia Sturmwind) 2:36 Download music Read introduction Read text
The Siege of Bardavos (with Bard Judith) 3:10 Download music Read introduction Read text
         
BROWNIE THEMES        
The Vale of Brownies 3:58 Download music Read introduction Read text
         
HUMAN THEMES        
Introduction to Eyelian Music 0:41 Download music Read introduction Read text
Theme of the Eyelians 3:39 Download music Read introduction Read text
         
LULLABIES OF CAELERETH        
Dusk is Here (Instrumental Version) 2:21 Download music Read introduction Read text
Dusk is Here (Sung Version) 2:21 Download music Read introduction Read text
         
SANTHARIAN PLACES THEMES        
A Day at Keep Mistrash 6:05 Download music Read introduction Read text
A View from Griffin's Marl 4:32 Download music Read introduction  
The Nightshade Carnival 3:24 Download music Read introduction Read text
Theme of Lynlith 2:12 Download music Read introduction  
         
SANTHARIAN TAVERN SONGS        
Evening at the Broken Wing 3:46 Download music Read introduction Read text
We Heard What She Said 1:19 Download music Read introduction Read text

 
Herool's Prowl
HEROOL'S PROWL

1:43 min. (1.57 MB)

BY  GEAN FIREFEET & DECIPHER ZIRON

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
"Herool’s Prowl" is a song/poem recited by many Zhunite children. It relates to the story of Herool, a huge fabled Seawyrm which had the ability to talk telepathically to his victims before luring them into his trap. In the tale he would lure swimming children to a hidden place with promises of treasure, and would devour them. It is supposed to teach children the importance of suspicion and to forget your own greed. It is also, more blatantly, a warning of the children to avoid the dangers of the coast, Seawyrm or otherwise... Return to the top
 

LANSQUENET'S LAMENT

2:36 min. (2.38 MB)

BY TALIA STURMWIND & GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
This song is well known throughout Santharia. It is said to have its origin at the end of the Second Sarvonian War when a bard was drawn into the warfare. Rumours go, that not few soldiers tired of killing and getting killed deserted after this song spread among the common troops.The lyrics were made by Talia Sturmwind, Gean Firefeet made the instrumental version of this ballad. Return to the top
 

THE SIEGE OF BARDAVOS

3:10 min. (2.9 MB)

BY BARD JUDITH & GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
The ballad of the "Siege of Bardavos" recounts the battle for the city of artists, which in former time was called "Thaehavos". It tells of the elves attacking the city and of the woe and sorrow it caused. The lyrics were made by Bard Judith, Gean Firefeet made the instrumental version of this ballad. Return to the top
 

 
The Vale Brownies
THE VALE OF BROWNIES

3:58 min. (3.63 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
Imagine... early morning, a misty valley. A young Brownie sneaks out of bed and starts enjoying himself with a few lengths of wood, attracting the attention of some of his peers. Within a few moments, the whole tribe is awakened and the play of the young ones is 'legalised' when the elders are playing along. Everbody starts finding possibilities to express themselves within the possibilities of a Brownie valley. Then, suddenly, the sun breaks through the mists.

From a tribal dance, we enter some rain forest kind of sound, which hails the dawning day. In the background you still hear the echoes of the Brownies, but the main melody tries to capture the sheer joy of the moment when you are simply enchanted by nature's beauty.
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Introduction to Eyelian Music
INTRODUCTION TO EYELIAN MUSIC

0:41 min. (652 KB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
Music has always been regarded as an integral part of culture, for humans, elves, dwarves, orcs and hobbits alike. However, few races have absorbed music as seamlessly into their culture as the Eyelians have. While music is typically used as an auditory form of entertainment, Eyelian music is sometimes visual (as is the case in the Menhov-Hekona "Beast-Tongue" songs), and it has often been used for practical uses, namely communication involving drums. Nearly every young Eyelian has grown up with a drum or flute in hand, and learning the songs of the Eyelian people is a task begun at the youngest ages. These songs are often sung at major ceremonies (the three rites of the Eyelians come to mind), or after a particulalry bountiful harvest or hunting trip. In essence, Eyelians will sing and play for many occasions - be it a somber funeral, or a joyous birthday. Return to the top

 

The Eyelian Men
THEME OF THE EYELIANS

3:39 min. (3.34 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
The Eyelians ("Ey'ylians", also called "Tamers") represent a human tribe of southern Sarvonia, whose oldest ancestors lived in a land to the west of Sarvonia where they were persecuted because of their belief that the Gods used Great Spirits found in common nature to speak to the people. They fled the land with very little resources and finally settled at the fertile regions around the Wind Bay, the mouth of the Thaehelvil River and the current New-Santhala. Through the course of time the Eyelian Kingdom has formed here. Return to the top

 

 
DUSK IS HERE (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)

2:21 min. (2.16 MB)

MUSIC BY GEAN FIREFEET, LYRICS BY BARD JUDITH

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
"Dusk is Here" is a traditional Santharian peasant lullaby, common especially in the northern parts of the United Kingdom of Santharia. Whether sung or just played with instruments, this gentle piece rarely fails to rock the little ones to sleep. This version is the instrumental one. Return to the top

 

DUSK IS HERE (SUNG VERSION)

2:21 min. (2.16 MB)

SUNG BY WREN, MUSIC BY GEAN FIREFEET, LYRICS BY BARD JUDITH

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
"Dusk is Here" is a traditional Santharian peasant lullaby, common especially in the northern parts of the United Kingdom of Santharia. Whether sung or just played with instruments, this gentle piece rarely fails to rock the little ones to sleep. This version is sung by Wren. Return to the top

 

 
A Day at Keep Mistrash
A DAY AT KEEP MISTRASH

6:05 min. (6.02 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
Keep Mistrash is a fortified castle, positioned low on the western slopes of the Mithral Mountains in the Santharian province of Manthria. It is the seat of the Markgravens of the Mithral Marches and houses nearly one hundred people in the winter months. The Keep itself is an imposing ten stories high at its tallest tower, and from a distance looks as if it is carved out of the rock of the mountain. Return to the top

 

A View from Griffin's Marl
A VIEW FROM GRIFFIN'S MARL

4:32 min. (4.15 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
Griffin's Marl is a huge, majestic mountain in the southern part of the Santharian province of Manthria, harbouring castle Thunderclaim on its back. From the castle you have a wonderful over the Tolonion Heath to the North, the Yanthian Gulf to the East with the proud town of Klinsor and in the South your eyes wander over the sheer endless Sharadon Forests, home of the Maeverhim elves...  Return to the top

 

The Nightshade Carnival
THE NIGHTSHADE CARNIVAL

3:24 min. (3.12 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
The Nightshade Carnival is a travelling group of weirdling entertainers drawn from all over the Santharian kingdom and from many races; most are courtesy members of the Black Butterfly Rover clan, noted for accepting all and any applicants to its peculiar 'family' community. Their train of show-wagons and dwelling caravans ranges from massive to humble, depending upon the touring season and the performers who have signed on for that season's area, but it always, unmistakably, bears the same dark and mysterious aura: tarnished spangles and tattered banners - a little fear and a little fantasy, magic and mystery, the peculiar and the talented, the academically intriguing and the frankly outre. Return to the top

 

Theme of Lynlith
THEME OF LYNLITH

2:12 min. (2.02 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
Located just below the whaling town of Klinsor, Lynlith and Vicrem frame the Mead of Lynlith. They are known as wool towns: Lynlith raises and shears the rough-haired goats and sheep, while Vicrem cleans, cards, and spins the resultant fleeces. This piece of flute music is dedicated to the shepherds at the Mead of Lynlith who oversee the vast fields with their grazing animals and to the weavers of the nearby Vicrem, who make the finest clothes out of the fleeces of the sheep of Lynlith. Return to the top

 

 
Evening at the Broken Wing
EVENING AT THE BROKEN WING

3:46 min. (3.46 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
In the far west of Manthria, a few strals outside the city walls of Ravenport, lies Shneerin, a farming community essential to the grain production of the surrounding area and beyond. The only building not completely made of wood - it's even partly constructed out of Griffin's Marble - is the Broken Wing, townhall, tavern and general gathering place.

In the evening, farmers from the nearby fields gather in the common room. If they're lucky, among the passing travelers are a few bards willing to perform, but more often than not a few of the local lads will grab their home-made instruments. Simple flutes, a crude harp and some sort of drum or other percussion instrument will usually complete the set. Listen how they begin an elegant dance, passing the melody from one flutist to another, finally culminating in a rhythmic quick form, with the crowd demanding an extra round at the end, speeding up the musicians with their clapping. Return to the top

 

We Heard What She Said
WE HEARD WHAT SHE SAID

1:19 min. (1.38 MB)

BY GEAN FIREFEET AND THAROC WARGRIDER

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AN ORIGINAL SANTHARIAN SONG
This particular song, ‘We heard what she said (but we knew what she meant)’ is one of those drinking songs which has been turned, as so many of them are, into a game which invariably leads to the players drinking themselves into unconsciousness. As is usual, each player takes a turn in singing a verse, and is penalised for forgetting or repeating a verse, usually by having to slug his drink in one, or take a drink from whatever concoction is placed before him. After each verse, the group give a hearty rendition of the chorus before the game moves on to the next player. The last player to pass out is deemed the winner.

As is common with these songs, dozens of new verses have been created and added over the years, until it becomes almost impossible to learn the whole song by heart. What I present to you here are the verses most commonly encountered, along with a smattering of newer lyrics which earned their inclusion by the fact of their very suggestiveness. Perhaps readers could be encouraged and inspired to create new verses of their own? Return to the top

 

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