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Bardic Arts

Celebrate the Day
by
Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova
A.S. XXXI (1997)

Since first there was a tourney, since first there was a king
By evening light there have been those who talk and laugh and sing
'Though still the years are passing and still the game is played
The memories fair are still made there and never will they fade

     Chorus:
     For at day's end will come my friends
     And gather round to stay
     Before we sleep, with feelings deep
     To talk the night away
     Come rain or shine, for me and mine
     Whatever comes our way
     Throughout the night by firelight
     We'll celebrate the day

While titles have their meaning and duties bring their care
By firelight all things seem bright; there are no worries there
The flames throw off their shadows, the smoke and sparks dance high
Around the ring the voices sing until the embers die

     Chorus:
     For at day's end will come my friends
     And gather round to stay
     Before we sleep, with feelings deep
     To talk the night away
     Come rain or shine, for me and mine
     Whatever comes our way
     Throughout the night by fire light
     We'll celebrate the day

     Bridge:
     At times it seems so futile, at times it seems so grim
     Sometimes you want to throw it all away
     But then the sun is setting and darkness brings its cloak
     And friendship comes and laughter has its way

Through storm and wind and tempest, through triumph and defeat
The sunlit hours cannot compare with those that twilight greets
For greatness sees the sunlight but warmth is found at night
And in our hearts all great things start and friendship makes it right

     Chorus:
     For at day's end will come my friends
     And gather round to stay
     Before we sleep, with feelings deep
     To talk the night away
     Come rain or shine for me and mine
     Whatever comes our way
     Through all the night by fire light
     We'll celebrate the day


A song for all those gathered about the fire of an eve, because things always look better at night. -- Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova


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