[SCA-AE] OT: SCA "Bad Song" Survey
oeric.lestrange at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 00:08:39 EST 2007
Goodness me! Apologies all! This was suppose to have been a private
message for the survey! That's the last time I trust a computer at my
This is my own personal opinion, but I enjoy "The Æthelmearc Song" (which I
believe is also by THL Gwendolyn the Graceful) far better than "Scarlet" as
a marching song and one that unifies the voices of this Kingdom -- if only
for the fact that both singers and non-singers can totally participate with
its performance. I just wish it were performed more. I don't know about
anyone else, by my heart just fills with Kingdom pride when I hear everyone
sing/cheer/cry as loud as they can "Æthelmearc! Æthelmearc!"
"Scarlet" is a fine song, I just find it is overplayed (as the survey wanted
to know). Heck, I like "You Light Up My Life" even if it is an overplayed
song -- and it is another one of those songs that you really need to keep it
up to tempo, otherwise it too drags like a funeral dirge as it goes on and
on and on and on.
"Sing me a song of Æthelmearc, Æthelmearc,
Sing me a song of my land so fair,
Warriors of courage and ladies of beauty,
Æthelmearc, Æthelmearc, my heart is there!"
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