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#1 Sister Vigilante

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:03 AM

Here you can find full versions of the songs Angelo sings in the lovetalks, "The Watch Song" and "Many a Mile to Cormyr," written by me (with elements of old marching tunes):

The Watch Song
Traditional, Sembia

Ah farewell dreamland, farewell king o' dreams
I'm standin' watch till the dawn it seems
The drill sergeant said
I'll drill ye in the head
If you don't keep watch till the mornin' light!

(chorus)
For kith n' kin I'll sound a big din
If the orcs come knockin' on the old front door
Happen some day
I'll doze clean away
And I'll sleep forevermo-ore!

Ah farewell warm hearth, farewell double bed
I signed on young, gods damn me head
I left me old dam
And me darling Nora* too
An' I'll not be back till the killing's through!

For Ordulin I'll sound a big din
If the ogres come knockin' on the old front door,
Happen some day
I'll doze clean away
And I'll sleep forevermo-ore!

Me dam pictured me
In an admiral-ty
With a pocket watch on a fat gold chain
But here I sit
Yawnin' worth a fit
But a rusted broadsword to me name!

For kith n' kin,&etc.

What fell fiend was it whispered in me ear
To up n' leave all I held dear?
Don't call me Ilmater
For I can't go
I owe me soul to the ba-rracks store!

New verses can be added to these four "standards," although a character with INT <8 would not be well-advised to make the attempt.

* <name or nickname of sweetheart, no more than two syllables>


Many a Mile to Cormyr*
Traditional, universal

Oh, it's
many a mile to Cormyr (x3)
Where me true love lays her head!

A-and
When I get back to Cormyr (x3)
I'll plant her in her bed!

A-and
We won't be budged till summer (x3)
Gods help, that's what I said!

Increasingly ribald verses can be added at the singer's discretion. His "mates" may tease him by replacing the words "true love" with "old ma" or "old dog."

* <or name or nickname of hometown, if exactly two syllables>

Edited by Sister Vigilante, 01 January 2008 - 11:05 AM.

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#2 _Nix_

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:50 PM

Randomest question ever: Did you pinch the last couple of lines of The Watch Song from Sixteen Tons? It scans suspiciously well to the tune, also...
Imoen: So... Sarevok. You've had an itty-bitty piece of my soul in there for quite a while now. What's it been like?
Sarevok: Well, other than a slight obsession with my weight and the resurgence of a few pimples, it's been simply grand.

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: What? Boo is outraged! See his fury! It's small, so look close. Trust me, it's there.

#3 Sister Vigilante

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:32 PM

Randomest question ever: Did you pinch the last couple of lines of The Watch Song from Sixteen Tons? It scans suspiciously well to the tune, also...


:fish: Mm-hmm! As far as I know that's the only line that's a direct pinch, though; I couldn't resist

(Many a Mile is pretty much a rephrase of It's a Long Way To Tipperary)
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