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"Stefan de Lorraine"
by
Barbara Fitzhugh

Here's to Sir Boss,
The Baron, Sir Stefan,
Who beareth his loss
Square-shouldered, high-steppin'.

He's valiant in battle
And true to his lady,
Protects all his chattles
And never fights shady.

So Hip! Hip! Hooray!
For Lorraine and his kite:
Tho' he did lose today,
He's a true doughty knight.


From a collection of fighter poems titled Valhalla. This is from the section titled: "For Our Friends Among The Slain".

"Long ago, the West Kingdom bards decided to produce poems for every fighter in each crown lists. We carried this on for several years before finally faltering. A large number of bards were required, since the lists kept getting larger and eventually the effort involved wore us out. Even so, we published two volumes of the best of the fighter poems. I was president of the college of bards of the West Kingdom at that time and I regard that effort as perhaps the most satisfying thing I ever achieved in the SCA." -- Steven MacEanruig


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