Re: Born on the list field
- The longer i'm in the SCA, the more I note how absolutely helpful
everyone is. I'm so glad i've found the SCA, and i'm also proud to
be a part of the bardic community within the SCA.
Thanks to all of you for your posts and for all of the help (i've
learned much lurking on this site!). I've been wanting to learn this
song for over a year, since I first heard it at a bardic circle. I
am going to pass it along to my surrounding shires, but i'm going to
make them learn it as Master Ivar wanted, in the oral tradition.
Because i'm just mean like that. *smirk*
Yours in service,
Niniane de Azure of the Midrealm
--- In SCA_BARDS@yahoogroups.com, "Paul DeLisle" <ferret@...> wrote:
> While I haven't seen Ivar in years...I *did* hear (also
> from reasonably reliable sources) that he would allow it to be
> but that he would *prefer* (note that this is the author's *wish*,
> kind of command) that it be learned or taught in the oral tradition.
> However, Good Gentles, If you are going to learn this piece, you
> learn the story behind it.
> So sit back and fill your mugs, because Uncle Alden's Gonna Tell a
> Once upon a time, deep in the mists of History (some quarter-
> ago ), there lived in the fair Kingdom of Ansteorra, a Master of
> Ivar Battleskald. Now remember, good gentles, that MoA's are
> have the skill, prowess and duties of Knighthood, save that they do
> swear fealty to the Crown (usually for religious reasons, but
> One fine day, at an Interkingdom War, Master Ivar came upon a group
> out-of-Kingdom Knights (...decorum prohibits me from saying which
> were discussing the meaning of Fealty.
> Ivar joined the group, and listened carefully for awhile. At one
> spoke up, and ventured an opinion. The Knights (to a man) looked
> noses at him, and one said: "What would *you* know of Fealty?
You're just a
> Master of Arms!"
> Ivar nodded, and quietly left the group. He retired to his tent, and
> proceeded to write "Born On The List Field" in one sitting; which he
> performed that evening in Court.
> No-one ever questioned his understanding of Fealty again.
> In Service, I remain
> Alden Pharamond
> Tir Medoin, Ansteorra
- Greetings, gentles!Would the kind lord or lady organizing the Aethelmearc Bardic Circle kindly contact me? The Royal Bard of the East wishes to contact them regarding some Pennsic logistics.Thank you,KaziFormer Sylvan Bard