Huelwen Lucretia, lady-minstrel, writes and performs songs, so I thought it'd be a good idea to write the lyrics down somewhere so I can just keep recyclng the same one's over and over more easily for the sake of posterity. There are songs that she sings but didn't write ICly, usually pre-existing irl folk songs (Scarborough Jelkala Fair, John Barleycorn, etc.), and I'm playing those as common Calradian folk-songs that everyone ICly would know, and that would obviously not be presumed to be hers.
Here "Composing" means I take a vaguely-appropriate-to-the-time-period (earlier than the 18th century is all I'll promise) song and just slap my own lyrics onto it. I'll update the thread as songs get added.
Mead for the Strong Type: Drinking Song Original: "Bache Bene Venies" (Latin, translation: "Welcome, Good Bacchus!"), from the Carmina Buarana, compiled between the 11th-13th centuries. Tune (warning, catchy as fuck):www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBWsnxe1l9w Lyrics:
Verse 1: Leave the Wine to Emper-ors! Leave the Ale to Rho-doks! Give the Mead to northern me-en, whose heads are strong as ro-ocks!
Chorus: Mead is golden, Mead is plenty, Mead's a northman's pri-ize, Makes a man as strong as twenty, Spirited and wi-ise!
Verse 2: Hardened honey of the bee, scion of it's sti-ings! Give thralls barb to mock the free, and curs to laugh at ki-ings!