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Bardic Arts

The Eternal Crown
by
Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova
A.S. XXXIII (1998)

King follows king, and queen follows queen
In pageantry awesome, upon history’s scene
Their majesty great, both lady and knight
In trappings of power, a wondrous sight

First it was crude and made out of steel,
Then came one of silver before which we kneel
From warrior grim, from hand to hand,
The Crown was the presence that made the land

     Chorus:
     Stars follow sunshine, wheeling through heavens high
     Moving at no one’s behest
     So the Crown is eternal, moving from reign to reign
     Weaving the tapestry of the West

Short men and tall, charismatic and shy
Both handsome and simple, it matters not why
With honor or skill, or treachery deep
The truth of the matter is Crown’s to keep

On seas of time, the ship of the state
Sails on t’ward the future, within its own fate
Though monarch may drown, or on rocks may fall
The Crown cannot perish, it’s in us all

     Chorus:
     Stars follow sunshine, wheeling through heavens high
     Moving at no one’s behest
     So the Crown is eternal, moving from reign to reign
     Weaving the tapestry of the West


A song about the nature of the Crown and its role.

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


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