Oak, Ash and Thorn.

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Oak, Ash and Thorn.

Postby Malebron MacTrew » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:10 pm

I was asked to put this song on the Ley by Connor Rose. Hope it's enjoyed, and even if it isn't, you'll have to put up with me singing it at the gathering at Helenica. Written origionally by Rudyard MacKipling, adapted by Malebron MacTrew.
Of all the trees that grow so fair, Caledonia to adorn,
Greater are none beneath the sun than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.
Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn good sirs,
All on a midsummer's morn.
Surely we sing of no little thing
In Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.
Oak of the clay lived many a day o'er ever Albion began
Ash of the loam was a lady at home when Cedric an outlaw man,
And Thorn of the down saw new Troy town, from which Pitlochry was born
Witness hereby the ancient try of Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.
Sing . . .
Yew that is old, in churchyard mould, she breedeth a mighty bow
Alder for shoes do wise men choose, and Beech for cups also
But when you have killed, and you bowl it is filled, and your
shoes are clean outworn
Back you must speed for all that you need to Oak, and Ash, and Thorn
Sing . . .
Elm, she hates mankind, and waits till every gust be laid,
To drop a limb on the head of him that anyway trusts her shade,
But whether a lad be sober or sad, or mellow with ale from the
He'll taketh no wrong when he lyeth along 'neath Oak, and Ash, and
Sing . . .
Oh, do not tell the priest our plight, or he would call it a sin,
But we've been out in the woods all night, a-conjuring summer in,
And we bring you news by word of mouth, good news for cattle
and corn
Now is the sun come up from the south, by Oak, and Ash, and
Sing . . .
"...Shields may crush and swords may break, the valiant may run,
But we are Caledonian, we serve the Morrigan!"
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