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Fro of the Dance      External link to tune/video External link to music score
Parody. Original Lyrics & Tune: "Lord of the Dance",
1963, Sydney Carter (1915-2004).

Chorus:
"Dance, then, wherever you may be.
I am the Fro of the dance," says He.
"And I'll lead you on, wherever you may be
And I'll lead you all in the dance," says He.

I dance on the barley and I dance on the corn.
I dance in the laugh of every child that is born.
I dance with my sister when I dance with my wife,
For I am the Dance and the dance is Life.

I danced into Ælfheim when my first tooth had come.
I danced into Asgard, when the fighting was done.
I danced into Hlidskjalf, Odin's high seat above,
I danced into Barri when I won my love.

I dance on your helmets and I dance on your shields.
I dance on my wain as she moves through the fields.
I dance with the Moon and the stars in the sky.
I dance with the Sun as my ship sails high.

I danced with the Ynglings and I danced with the Danes
I danced with Scyld Scefing, holy child of the Wanes.
I danced with the English, when they came from the seas:
When Hengest and Horse danced on new lands with me.

Though all things must wane and nothing stays at its height,
Though Odin and Asgard must fall in the fight,
The World-Ash will stand, the greatest of trees,
And the dance of life will still dance through the leaves

Chorus - starting slowly then speeding up

"Dance, then, wherever you may be.
I am the Fro of the dance," says He.
"And I'll lead you on, wherever you may be
And I'll lead you all in the dance," says He.

© Math Jones, Arnstede Hearth
© Image: Paul Borda

Author´s Notes:
1. Originally written for Oak Harrow Garth Midsummer celebrations.
2. 'Fro' is a Germanic form of the title "Lord" and 'Wane' is a proposed Germanic form of "Vanir".
3. A more earthy version was also written, honouring the sexuality the Vanir rule - (adults only though.)

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