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Modranecht (Mothers night)              Modranecht MP3
                                                       Modranecht - Sheet Music
Tune: “Quen a omagen da Virgen” from Las Cantigas de Santa Maria 1252
Music by Alphonso X, El Sabio (1221-1284), adapted By Anna Stockinger 2007

1.
Folk are gath’ring in the Frithgarth
Sunna’s setting in the sky
Fallow fields are lying leaden
As Nott’s chariot draws nigh

Chorus:
On this night in Hof and homestead
Ancient Mothers will draw near
Light the fire and follow with feasting
Honour them with ale and beer!

2.
To the Hof our kinsfolk come
Gothi signs the shining mead
Calls on Frey and Freya to fare to us
Blessings bring and Holy Rede

Chorus:
On this night in Hof and homestead
Ancient Mothers will draw near
Light the fire and follow with feasting
Honour them with ale and beer!

3.
At the door a waiting Wand’rer
Asks admittance to the home
Lead him forth to feast by the fire
For this Night he need not roam

Chorus:
On this night in Hof and homestead
Ancient Mothers will draw near
Light the fire and follow with feasting
Honour them with ale and beer!

© Anna Stockinger 2007

This work by Anna Stockinger is licensed
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