Awake Calontir

Words and Music: Andrixos Seljukroctonis
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In the first light come daybreak comes grim martial warning:
Muster in armor in less than an hour.
Last evening’s late revels cost double in morning,
But still shall we show the Gold Falcon’s power.

Awake Calontir and arise from your slumber.
Take up your scutum, your longsword, your bow.
No sweeter dance music than the sound of war’s trumpet.
How far did you travel to hear this horn blow?

Since Asgeirr was Sovereign have I discharged this duty,
Rousing the army from warm comfy bed.
The notes of my trumpet are no thing of beauty,
And countless the shoes have been thrown at my head.

Awake Calontir and arise from your slumber.
Take up your scutum, your longsword, your bow.
No sweeter dance music than the sound of war’s trumpet.
How far did you travel to hear this horn blow?

A fyrdman decamped for a tropical Eden
On warm salty waves on a board would he roam.
But Paradise gave him not a thing he was needin’.
He heard the war trumpet and made his way home.

Awake Calontir and arise from your slumber.
Take up your scutum, your longsword, your bow.
No sweeter dance music than the sound of war’s trumpet.
How far did you travel to hear this horn blow?

Awake to the war call and answer the muster.
March to the castle the field and the town.
Add your sword’s shimmer to Gold Falcon’s luster.
Heed the war trumpet and fight with your Crown.

Awake Calontir and arise from your slumber.
Take up your scutum, your longsword, your bow.
No sweeter dance music than the sound of war’s trumpet.
How far did you travel to hear this horn blow?


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