- Come Again Sweet Love…the Parental Version
- On SCA Patrons of Bardic Arts
- Ever Comes the Sun
- The Tale of Adolphus the Devourer
- The Love Story of Turi MacKinnon and His Marguerite
- River-bone Warrior – a Song for Talen
- Tourney Pilgrims
- þis feste is ine myn stomak – part the first
- Gorsedd Challenge
- I Fight for You
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Category Archives: Original Songs
A contrafact by Aneleda with apologies to John Dowland Come again, sweet love – hey that’s enough! You’ll fall off it again! I think, thank God you’re tough! I sit, I sigh, I weep, I’m sure, you’ll die In deadly pain before your next birthday! Come away! No! Do not touch that thing! No stove, stairs or shelves… Let go … …more, please!
A lullaby for a hard day. http://mbouchard.com/misc/Ever-Comes-the-Sun.mp3* Fear not my sweeting for the the day is o’er through dire trials many sleep you now secure. For all the people and kindness they have shown never will leave you to face the dark alone. Though there is darkness ever comes the sun pulled up from the ocean deep by these blessed … …more, please!
Odin grant me one more battle that I may die on warriors ground Guide my soul to meet the Æsir, You whom sacrifice has bound. The Idis gave me fearful fortune – raise battle-light and turn to stone. Yet I shall cast into the striving though norns have named me river-bone My life is yet an uncut thread! … …more, please!
The Queen’s Meadhall in Carolingia was where this song was first publicly performed. It was written after a conversation with Aneleda’s noble cousin and friend Gryffyn Dunham, who was on the unbelted team at the time, about what inspires us do do what we do on the field (and elsewhere.) Since I had no song that really fit that theme, … …more, please!
For the dear people of Hadchester – my friends and companions – this is yours. Click here to listen to an mp3 of the song: http://www.mbouchard.com/misc/Hadrians-Town.mp3 See Hadrian’s town down by the sea Hi lily hey lily hi lo. If you are a- looking for fine company To the Hadchester coast you should go. If by longship you land, or … …more, please!
Thinking of Armistice Day and Veteran’s Day got me thinking to songs about loving and missing people. And this song came and told me that she was thinking the same thing. So she wrote herself by my hand. It was recorded at the kitchen table straight onto the laptop, which is exactly where I’d imagine myself singing this song if … …more, please!
This song was started some years ago, and forgotten, until I found a fragment of it on paper tonight and at last finished the tale I began. It still has no tune, but it will come. I’d consider this an early draft, despite the length in years it has taken to write it. There’s a shade of “The Cardinal Ordained” … …more, please!
http://www.mbouchard.com/misc/Call-of-the-Drum.mp3 With the leaves comes the war and the call of the drum, as we take up our honor for crown and kingdom. As the summer trees shake after the red dawn, We march to the fields of death, drink, and song. From the north come the people who follow the star where the ice-shattered waters collect on their … …more, please!
http://www.mbouchard.com/misc/The-Minstrel-and-the-King.mp3 Above is a basic recording of this piece. Said the king unto the minstrel Late last year your kind came here filling heads with dreams of glory absent of a war’s true fear Heard these tales my sweeting son did Sang them as he learned to lead and spoke of war as if a lover and warriors though a … …more, please!
THIS, THIS is what happens when you issue a challenge to a bard girl when she is grumpy over something unrelated. YOU may become the VICTIM of CREATIVITY. Just like Titus. Let this be a cautionary tale to the rest of you. You can listen to the 3-am draft-singing-at-my-desk recording here. It’s rough, but it’s here…You can even learn it … …more, please!