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Bardic Arts

The New Recruit
by
Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova
A.S. XXX (1996)

I was in the hills one day, fa la la-la-la la la-la-la
When through trees that line the way, fa la la-la-la la la-la
I heard sounds and left the trail and what did my eyes see
Shining knights and ladies fair and this they said to me
[yes, they said]

     Chorus:
     Welcome to our land and we bid you be our guest
     Come and join us now in the Kingdom of the West
     Here we live and play in the age that was the best
     Recreate that time in the Kingdom of the West

As I walked about the place, fa la la-la-la la la-la-la
I saw joy in every face, fa la la-la-la-la la la
There was music, song and verse that floated on the air
And it seemed I'd found a land where all folk spoke me fair:
[and they said]

     Chorus:
     Welcome to our land and we bid you be our guest
     Come and join us now in the Kingdom of the West
     Here we live and play in the age that was the best
     Recreate that time in the Kingdom of the West

There were men with sword and shield, fa la la-la-la la la-la-la
And they fought upon the field, fa la la-la-la-la la la
And there was a May pole, too, and dancing fair to see
So I asked, where do I sign, this is the thing for me
[now I say]

     Chorus:
     Welcome to our land and we bid you be our guest
     Come and join us now in the Kingdom of the West
     Here we live and play in the age that was the best
     Recreate that time in the Kingdom of the West


A song for the newcomers; this was performed at the Vinhold All Hallows Feast -- Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova


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