Saturday, September 12, 2009

Twelve Brave Knights

Twelve knights with their swords held up high
and glist'ning helms upon their heads
walked out to battle, win or die
no more to feel th'warmth of their beds

Twelve warriors 'round a table sat
and drank the health of lord to be
and fed on game 'til they were fat
A night like none again they'd see

Twelve men give farewells to their wives
to sons and daughters: pride, redoubt
They leave their loved ones, pledge their lives
for lord and country they head out

Twelve boys with sticks and packs leave home
leave parents standing in the hall
to seek their fortune on their own
until the sup-bell calls them all

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