The Æthelmearc
College of Bards

Banners of Scarlet
Music and Lyrics by THL Gwendolyn the Graceful

Chorus:
Scarlet, fight for the banners of
Scarlet, fight 'til the fields, they run
Scarlet with blood from the foe.
Heed to the Drum! To battle we go.

Our King calls: Fight with him proudly!
Our King calls! Rally your forces:
Our King calls. We'll stand by our Crown;
For Ęthelmearc march, do not let him down.

Chorus

Shieldwall: wide as a mile the
Shieldwall. Shoulder to shoulder the
Shieldwall. The moment is near.
Let loose your war cry; don't show them your fear.

Chorus

Longbow: Agincourt's prowess, the
Longbow. Nock and draw strongly your
Longbow, then loose and let fly!
Take the first rank before they draw nigh.

Chorus

Spearpoints! Dress the line. Hold up your
Spearpoints. Lift them up! Steady your
Spearpoints, a gleaming display
To pierce through the shieldwall and into the fray.

Chorus

Honor comes before victory.
Honor: let no one question your
Honor. Rememeber, my friend:
'Tis Ęthelmearc's honor you bear in the end.

Chorus

Argent: white the escarbuncle
Argent: knight's belt of fealty and
Argent as blades of bright steel
That shall not be sheathed until the foe yields.

Chorus

Nightfall. We've fought from dawn until
Nightfall. Sit by the fires of
Nightfall: in drink and in song,
Honor the fallen. Remember them long.

Final Chorus:
Scarlet, follow the banners of
Scarlet, follow the white and the
Scarlet, in peace or in war,
We'll stand with our Kingdom forevermore.
Take pride in your Kingdom forevermore.


Copyright © Lee Hillman 2002

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