Seren’s Song

Lyrics by Ines de Freitas (aka Kristine Maitland)

Written for Prince Mordain and Princess Aeflaeda (Twelfth Night 1996)
That the children sung about in this song are now all grown women and men makes me feel old *grin*

Don’t cry little one for your life’s just begun
And serendipity’s bought you here.
For child soon you’ll see as you grow here with me
The fortune you bring Ealdormere.


Chorus:
Through children we shall shape the fate of our realm.
Shall we be a kingdom? Who knows?
But a wee bairn in a tam may grow to rule this land
Just as from a briar grew a rose.


Little one, may you grow as tall as the hills
In the livery of this vast land
From the march to the skies let your Dream swiftly fly
For you always shall have love at hand. [Chorus]

Now what do you know, child, of wars, laws or politics
From barons and princes and kings.
The bunny, lamb and bear* are just toys in your room:
‘Tis grown-ups who fight o’er such things. [Chorus]

The name of de Taah is one our foes still fear
Teh Cuatha Mor’s legend is strong.
The Trillium still harbours Fiona’s wisdom
But through our wolf cubs this land shall live on. [Chorus]


Last Chorus:
Yes, through children we shall shape the fate of our realm
Through children this Kingdom may grow.
For a child, known as Sam, may grow up to rule this land
Just as from a briar grew a rose.

[*Baronial references to Skraeling Althing, Ramshaven, and Septentra]