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Re: Heart of a Warrior

Poster: The Davidsons <paradox@gamewood.net>

>Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 15:54:49
>To: many waters cannot quench love <lisa@technomancer.com>
>From: The Davidsons <paradox@gamewood.net>
>Subject: Re: Heart of a Warrior
>Melys, Hi! You are right - the only time I use forsworn is when the
cowardly knight is trying to get out of the fight- here is an exact copy of
the lyrics from the horse's mouth (oops, what does that make me??) Rosalind
>The Peasant Knight
>A young boy high on the battlements stood as he swept up the cold grey stones
>And he gazed with delight at the lists, where the banners flew
>Where the knights in bright armour were jousting there on their steeds of
dapple & roan
>And the archers drew up their longbows made of yew.
>	Oh I have the heart of a warrior !
>	And although I am low-born, I hope one day I'll be sworn 
>	To be a knight, so I can fight to serve my lord.
>The years passed by, and the steward's son  grew into a comely youth
>He was strong of arm, and as fair as a summer  sky
>But the o'er -proud knight took no notice of him, save occasional sharp reproof
>Yet undaunted were his dreams of glory high.
>	Oh I have the heart of a wqrrior !
>	And although  I be base-born, still  I hope one day I'm sworn
>	To be a knight, and pledge my might to king and lord
>The knight was summoned  by his Majesty to war in a distant land
>On crusade, where honor and glory could be won.
>He journeyed forth on his battle steed, with his greatsword at his hand
>In his retinue of men, was the steward's son
>	Oh I have the heart of a warrior !
>	And full glad am I this morn, at his side, for I have sworn
>	To serve my knight, so he may fight for his liege lord
>The battle fierce around them raged, and the press of men was hard;
>The knight grew faint of heart, and fain would flee.
>But as he turned his steed, he found the path away was barred,
>And he fell from top his horse most cowardly.
>	For he had not the heart of a warrior,
>	And although he was high-born, yet that day he had forsworn
>	To be a knight, denied his vow to King and lord
>The steward's son leaped into the fray, ar-med only with his knife
>And defiant stood 'tween his master and his foes.
>"Oh God above, unto you I pray, to protect my noble's life,
>And to give me strength to withstand these many blows."
>	But I have the heart of a warrior !
>	And no matter  I'm base born, for on this day have I sworn
>	To play the knight, and I must fight to save my lord.
>The King rode out at the break of day, and his heart was full of woe,
>For His comrades dead, 'tho a victory  great was won.
>He found the knight unharmed, within a circle of slain foes
>And cradled in his arms, was the steward's son.
>	"Oh  he has the heart of a warrior !
>	And  although he is base born, yet this day I'd have him sworn
>	To be a knight, for he would die to save his lord."
>The King dubbed him upon the field, "Arise, Sir Knight" said he
>But the lad could not obey the King's command
>And with his dying breath he gave  his oath of fealty
>And he held the sword with the last touch of his hand
>	For he had the heart of a warrior !
>	But for men of women born, comes the day the soul has sworn 
>	To take to flight, and dwell in sight of Heaven's lord.
>They bore him aloft upon their shields with the knight's sword by his side
>And they buried him with the honours due his life.
>And evermore did the humbled knight, in a golden burnished sheath
>Carry on his belt that old and rusted knife.
>	May you have the heart of a warrior !
>	And no matter how you're born, for on this day you have sworn
>	To be a knight, with  honour bright  for King and lord
>	For today you are reborn as a knight, and you have worn 
>		the golden chain, the belt of white, and silver sword.
>	Written from a story told by Lord Allen Garretson, February 1995

    Rosalind Jehanne 
    Paradox Keep in the Shire of Drachentor    
    Or, a Rose Gules, on a Chief Vert Three Suns Or 

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