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Bardic Arts

For the Honor of the West

Ivone Pons Leyr

Archers, string your bows of yew and strike for the honor of the West.
Siegemen, draw your engines nigh, assail the foemen's walls.
Pikemen, loose your deadly sting. Swordsmen, gather round your King.
Mighty blows on helmets ring this day for the honor of the West.
For the honor of the West,
Pikemen, loose your deadly sting. Swordsmen, gather round your King.
Mighty blows on helmets ring this day for the honor of the West.

Form your shieldwall, make it strong, and fight for the honor of the West
Meet your foemen's fiery stare and raise your battle cry.
Heed the trumpet's clarion call, smite your foemen one and all
You die with glory if you fall in war for the honor of the West.
For the honor of the West,
Heed the trumpet's clarion call, smite your foemen one and all
You die with glory if you fall in war for the honor of the West.

Hard fought battles we shall wage this day for the honor of the West.
Chivalry and skill decide which ones among us fall.
Cowards not among us stand, warriors proud we serve our land.
High renown won by our hands we claim for the honor of the West.
For the honor of the West,
Cowards not among us stand, warriors proud we serve our land.
High renown won by our hands we claim for the honor of the West.


"Originally written for the first Bard of the West competition, used as a battle rally at several wars." -- Ivone Pons Leyr

Copyright ©1999 Yvonne K. Reynolds


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