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Symbel Song

There's still mead in the horn
It's a while before morn
The fire and the company are warm
There are deeds we have done
There are songs to be sung
With our Kindred and our holy gods

Old man takes the horn
Boasts of grandchildren born
With a smile and a tear in his eye
His wife's ten years dead
But such a life she had led!
His stories keep her memory alive

Young girl takes it next
But just touches her lips
She's too pregnant to risk drinking deep
For her husbands deployed
Unashamed does she pray
Oh gods please just bring him back safe

Young man takes the horn
Pours some out on the ground
In thanks to the wights of the land
When he came to our kin
Such an anger in him
But now he stands calm in his pride

Our two newlyweds
Now we've pried them from bed
Raise the horn to a round of cat calls
Then proudly they spoke
Oaths of love and of troth
To their kindred and their holy gods

Old woman takes it last
With a spill and a laugh
She boasts of the craft of her hands
An oath did she take
Wedding dress she would make
From her Kindred she won't hide her pride

There's still mead in the horn
It's still a while before morn
The fire and the company are warm
There are deeds we have done
There are songs to be sung
With our Kindred and our holy gods

John T Mainer

This work by John T Mainer is licensed under a
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The Freyr's Press of the Heathen Freehold Society of BC:
Kindertales and Kindertales 2 by John T Mainer et al.
 

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