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An Ode to Boorish Critics Everwhere

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  • Lady Aneleda Falconbridge
    A tale of sympathy for Lady Lann - a tale of The Bard and the Bee In Her Bonnet. There s no certain tune yet - but it should be perky. But not particularly
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 1, 2008
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      A tale of sympathy for Lady Lann - a tale of The Bard and the Bee In
      Her Bonnet. There's no certain tune yet - but it should be perky. But
      not particularly period. Probably could be played well with a
      12-string. Even a banjo. ;-) Note to any boorish, grumpy people -
      it's all in fun. - Aneleda


      An Ode to Boorish Critics Everwhere
      Aneleda Falconbridge


      It was a heated and a rufty day
      though the sky above was clear.
      From beneath a bonny shady tent
      fair music wafted dear.
      It drifted on the gentle breeze
      like honey to the ear,
      but honey draws the wasps out
      and one quickly buzz-ed near.

      "Your strings are not correct
      That box is not hand-hewn.
      There are no museum samples -
      I saw all of them last June.
      If you want to play around here
      you had better get it right
      for I'm the so-and-so-and-so
      whose mouth is never tight."

      The Lady was a fighter,
      but to this she did demur.
      The incident she did recall:
      'twas but a little burr.
      She mentioned it in passing
      and it caus-ed quite a stir -
      Now everybody join the ode
      to the rude and boorish cur!

      "That song is not correct
      you play a modern tune.
      A piece played in your century
      would not be so festooned.
      If you want to play around here
      you had better get it right
      for I'm the so-and-so-and-so
      whose mouth is never tight."

      Raise a glass ye singy ones
      to critics near and far!
      A smile to those with merit.
      A shrug to those who spar.
      Touch off your cacophony
      with sackbutt and guitar
      and entertain the many,
      from the vintner to the czar.

      Siiiiiiinnnngggg...
      "My song is not correct!
      My repertoire I'll prune!
      There are no museum samples?
      Sir, this news has made me swoon!
      Oh, I'd like to make an ode m'lord
      please confirm while you're in sight

      That you're the so-and-so-and-so...

      That you're the so-and-so-and-so...

      'Cause I'm a bardic so-and-so-and-so
      whose mouth is never tight!!!"
    • mia/Starfyre/jaque
      How clever! Well done, inventive Lady. Fondly, jaque On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 10:00 PM, Lady Aneleda Falconbridge
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 2, 2008
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        How  clever!  Well done, inventive Lady.

        Fondly, jaque

        On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 10:00 PM, Lady Aneleda Falconbridge <aneleda@...> wrote:

        A tale of sympathy for Lady Lann - a tale of The Bard and the Bee In
        Her Bonnet. There's no certain tune yet - but it should be perky. But
        not particularly period. Probably could be played well with a
        12-string. Even a banjo. ;-) Note to any boorish, grumpy people -
        it's all in fun. - Aneleda


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        VĂ´tre, en service

        Melissent-Jaquelinne l'Chanteuse
        mia Sykes
        Historian and Deputy Chronicler, Darkwater
        Bard of the House of Glen Meara
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        Faut souffrir pour etre belle

        Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Begin it now. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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