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Bardic Arts

Eilis' Shopping Song

Colin MacLear
(No date given)

(To the tune of “My Favorite Things”)

Ten yards of linen, or twenty, or thirty
Ten serving boys getting sweaty and dirty
Mountains of beads I can sort and then string
Shopping for Princes and Shopping for Kings

Enameled medallions of master smith’s making
Pottery ovens for mediaeval baking
A quartet of bards that will follow and sing
Shopping for Princes and Shopping for Kings

          Mecenary
          ‘Strordinary
          Shopping Laurel great
          She’ll capture the treasures of merchants of war
          Just pay her the going rate

The Calontir King did bid high at Estrella
She plundered the market for that foreign fella
To this day, of her exploits, his populace sings
Shopping for Princes and Shopping for Kings

          Mercenary
          ‘Strordinary
          ‘Tis what she does best
          Her praises now sung in the land she calls home
          She’ll shop ever more for the West


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