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Bardic Arts

Birds of a Feather
by
Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova
A.S. XXXIV (1999)

There is yet a group of those whose presence needs no name
Who work so we can play and take our leisure
Those who make the structure that supports our treasured game
Building the kingdom with deeds
Giving of their life-blood, pouring it like wine
Making all things happen in their time

     Chorus:
     Birds of a feather, you come where there’s need
     Birds of a feather, need no praise to do the deed
     Birds of a feather, forever on the wing
     You are not fair weather friends, you are the real thing
     You serve the King

Such a homely bird and yet so versatile a beast
You make all of the work seem very simple
But who can run the office or can autocrat a feast
Make reports or run the Lists
Mountains turn to molehills when Pelicans are through
And that is just part of what you do

     Chorus:
     Birds of a feather, you come where there’s need
     Birds of a feather, need no praise to do the deed
     Birds of a feather, forever on the wing
     You are not fair weather friends, you are the real thing
     You serve the King


A song for the Order of the Pelican.

Third of four songs which commemorate the Four Virtues of the SCA - Combat, Creativity, Service, and Nobility -- Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova


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