Crusader's Song by Conn MacNeill

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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #57 by Lambert
Very close to my Persona! To hear Conn sing it in person is unforgettable! Conn's other songs are great too. I especially like "Pavel's Song"; I led an Outlands unit against the Tuchux. A story best told after a few beers.

Crusader's Song

Words and Music: Conn MacNeill
Source: Visitation de la Muse Polyhymnia
Chansons et Poemes Compose de Conn MacNiell
MIDI / NWC / PDF / Battle history

I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
To win back Jerusalem's walls,
I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
And I'll win a fortune, or a martyr I'll fall.

As my ship sails out, I watch the far coastline,
For leaving of kinsmen, my heart is full pained,
And I've traded all for the Cross on my shoulder,
No land for a third son, so I'm away.

I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
To win back Jerusalem's walls,
I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
And I'll win a fortune, or a martyr I'll fall.

As I look around me at the men on the benches,
Their eyes are like mine, so I know their hearts' pain,
I sing them a song of bravery and battle,
And now their eyes shine like their keen polished blades.

I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
To win back Jerusalem's walls,
I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
And I'll win a fortune, or a martyr I'll fall.

I followed King Richard to Sicily Island,
For Johanna's dowry 'gainst Tancred prevailed,
Now a fortune in silver and a new wife hath Richard,
And I've a swift horse, and a fine coat of mail.

I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
To win back Jerusalem's walls,
I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
And I'll win a fortune, or a martyr I'll fall.

At landfall in Cypress they refused Barengaria,
And Richard in anger has answered in steel,
Now the crown of Cypress he's added to England's,
And I've added knighthood's gold spurs to my heels.

I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
To win back Jerusalem's walls,
I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
And I'll win a fortune, or a martyr I'll fall.

I followed the banner to battle at Acre,
And held it aloft when it's bearer was slain,
Now we've given Richard a tower of the city,
He's given me rank, and a full captain's pay.

I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
To win back Jerusalem's walls,
I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
And I'll win a fortune, or a martyr I'll fall.

At Arsouf on the coastline we met with the Paynim,
We won the battle, though many men fell,
And one was a Baron with lands that need tending,
Now they are mine, and I'll tend them well.

I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
To win back Jerusalem's walls,
I'm for the Holy Land sailing,
And I'll win a fortune, or a martyr I'll fall.

Now I sit in court over Christian and Moslem,
And I've a strong keep and soldiers ten score,
And King Richard's army he's sailed back to England,
And I've said farewell, for I'll see them ne'er more,

You see,
I'm in the Holy Land staying,
To guard my own castle walls,
I'm in the Holy Land staying,
And I've won my fortune, so farewell to all!

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Last edit: 4 years 1 month ago by Lambert.
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