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Bardic Arts

The Consort's Song
words by
Catherine de Gray
tune by Kate Price
March 22, 2005 (A.S. XXXIX)

Watching you salute me as you stand upon the field
I know you’ll do me honor with the weapons that you wield
And though you may not win the day, I still will stand by you
You may not crown me Queen but you know my love is true

It’s not the chance to win that makes you fight for me this day
But the chance to stand beside you and help you on your way
The truest prize we can obtain is honor above all things
For no matter if the battle’s lost you still will be my King

The crown of oak, the Western throne
Are treasures that we seek
But your honor is the greatest gift
That you can offer me

It is not your skill I love but the heart within your chest
That follows the path of virtue and strives to do its best
For crowns and kings may come and go but reputation stays
I would rather have my simple love than a King whose honor strayed

For it is not who wears the crown but how that crown was won
A tarnished reign is shadowed e’en beneath the brightest sun
I know not if you’ll win the day but this one thing I do know:
In winning or in losing, your honor may be shown

The crown of oak, the Western throne
Are treasures that we seek
But your honor is the greatest gift
That you can offer me

Yes, the crown of oak, the Western throne
Are things for which to strive
But nobler still is the honor shown
Whether you live or die


"Written for Invocation at March Crown, A.S. 39" -- Catherine de Grey


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