Darn near all the SCA filks on the Web (plus some period songs
and related stuff). Last updated December 9, 2001.
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and Acres by Cat Faber;
music in ABC notation
by Owain ap Maredudd
- At Pennsic by Dave Aronson
The Authentic Viking. A song from NFPS, a medieval reenactment society.
Also at Smurf's Book of Songs.
- Average SCAdian Girl
by Erica Neely
from Estrella by Joe Bethancourt. Alsohere.
Barbarian's Lament by Pat Mathews. Scroll on down.
- Battles Within
by Erica Neely
- The Birthday
Dirge, aka the Volga Birthday Song. It is also posted every month
Leather Doublet by Ioseph of Locksley (Joe Bethancourt). Alsohere.
Bonnie Jeannie o' Bethelnie. 'Cause I like "Glenlogie".
- Born Out of
Time: lyrics by Taunya Gren with Alisa Garcia, music by Paul Kwinn.
A Boy Full of Promise Uncredited.
Bury Me at Pennsic by Andrew Blackwood MacBaine the Purple
by Paul Kwinn
Casey at the Crown by Bertram of Bearington
- The Castellan and the Bard, a song about the BoD by
Mar Yaakov HaMizrachi
- Chaucer's Franklin's Tale: the filk by
Kevin Wald. Classic!
Courage Knows No Bounds by P. Obermarck and Heather Alexander
Cripples' Shield Wall by Leslie Fish
Dane Mother by Teri Wachowiak
Don't Ever Love a.... by Julia West; and
music in ABC notation
Changes by Scott Fridenberg
- Filthy Vikings
Garlanda's Song at Eccentric's page on mp3.com
Give Me a Sword by Zander Nyrond
The Gold and the Grey by Robert Howard. Also found
A Grazing Mace Version with new verses by Skald-Brandr Toralfsson.
Also at Smurf's Book of Songs
Green Willow by Catherine (Cat) Faber
- The Grin
Behind the Helm by Joe Bethancourt
Gypsy Bardic Tinker People by Heather Alexander
Gypsy's Fire by Heather Alexander
A Gypsy's Home by Heather Alexander
The Heart of Summer by Catherine (Cat) Faber
The Hero of Fallshire Faire by Roger the Goliard
- The History
of the English Language. OK, not a song -- but funny.
Homecoming by Julia West; and music in ABC notation
- I Attempt
the Recorder to Play by Dr. Pepper
- I Fought
Njal by Kaie Haraldson
- If I Had a
Million Otters by Aedan bŕn macCormaic
I'll See Your Six by Joe Bethancourt. The urban legend in song.
Jingle Spurs by the Wee Bards of Aethelmearc.
John Talos' Canon by Catherine (Cat) Faber
- The Joy of
Fortification by Lord Lachlan MacFionnlaigh MacLeoid (Warren Grant)
The Knight at Fallshire Faire by David of Bagulay. Uncredited.
- Lay of the Wanderer
by Gunnbjorn Gunnarsson
- The Legacy
of the Northshield Coronet
Mad in White Linen by Cat Faber; and
March of Cambreadth by Heather Alexander
Mario and the Battlemaid by Jonathan Waite
Mother's Lament by Skya of Wrath
Nature Always Wins by Angela Reese
Neville, or the Ensorceled Son 1st verse and music in ABC notation
- Nine by Kay Shapero
Norsemen Warrior's Reply
Ode to Daffyd by Fiondel the Song-Spinner (Mark Schuldenfrei)
One by S.T. Rabinovitch
- Once Upon a
Time by Joe Bethancourt
- Outlandish Weather
by Gytha Karlsdotter
- Pennsic 205 by Andrew MacRobb
The Pennsic Land Lottery Debate by Mark Waks (Justin du Coeur)
Pennsic Weather by Angela Reese
- Puttin' on
the Style by Joe Bethancourt
Raise a Glass by Heather Alexander
- Raise Your Mug to Gwynedd
by John A. Jordan II.
Remembrance by Julia West;
music in ABC notation
- Rialto Song,
a song about the Rialto and the BoD by Dorigen
- The Road to
Paradox by Lady Raederle
- Row the Old Longship Along
A couple more kennings, and this could be even more fun!
SCA by Gavvin Quinn
Scadian Fencers by Jacob Sommer
- Scotland's Depraved, aka
"The Sheep Song".
A Scottish Lass, or The Ballad of Winnifred by Kenneth Ulric
Amhranai tan Briongloid
The Sea-Man by Julia West; and
music in ABC notation
Sir Jock of the Sword by Zander Nyrond
Song for Osis by Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe
- That Real
Old Time Religion. Traditional.
Tapestry, 'Broidery, Ribbons and Lace by Cat Faber
To Hunt the Butterfly by Cat Faber; 1st verse, ch, and music in ABC
- Untitled, by
Valhalla by Leslie Fish
Wear Armour by Owain ap Maredudd(?) Alsohere.
- Welcome Home, My
Brother by Erica Neely. A very nice song about the Great Dark Horde.
When I First Went to Tourneys by Jason of Rosaria (Jay B. Brandt)
- Woad, aka
- Wonderful Thing by Julia West; and
music in ABC notation
- Worms of the Earth.
I don't think this is in my complete Kipling poems, though.
Your Heart Always Knows.... with a .wav file.
Seljukroctonis' songbook: includes "Argent's Song", "The Dragon's Sons at War",
"Requiem for a Huscarl", "Leaving Song", and others.
Angela Reese's SCA Filks
of Ravenhall .wav files
Astrid Sigurdsdottir's songbook includes: "The Filker's Song",
"Fight for Your Consort Again", "I'm Too Sexy", "If I Had a Million
Dollars", "Knight in White Leather", and "Light My Fire".
Atlantia A&S Information Resources: Bard and Troubadour Links
Atlantian Songs and Verse
Bard's Rest MIDI files
- The Bardic
Fire by the Ansteorran Bardic Guild. Includes lyrics and MIDI for
- Baron Fum's Fum Songs: include The Nightingale,
If You Come, The Mongol, Chivalry, It's a Long Way Around Duke Andrew,
Fortunes of the Dawn, Six Feet of Andelcrag, Men of Northwoods,
Septentria, The Beer Drinker's Anthem, and Slay-O.Poetry:
scroll down to the end for "A lady fair I'm sure will be my bane",
"My love, you lighten up the dreary hours","Dear Aislenn, when together we
did lie", "Again sweet Aleksandra graced my dreams", "Jellica shines", and
"Myrrdin's Lament". Not to say the rest of the poetry isn't worthwhile,
because it is.
- Bedlam Abbey
lyrics and audio.
- The Black Book of Locksley,
compiled by Joe Bethancourt (Ioseph of Locksley): includes more SCA songs
and poems than I could possibly list. Go and look.
- The Blues Viking
of the Green Bard: the bardbook of Elanor O'Ruark
The Calontir Songbook
- Cantaria, a
learning library of pre-1600 songs, traditional songs and SCA material.
Cariadoc's Miscellaneous Poetry and Songs. Songs -- "Gesta Guglielmi"
(with music graphic), "The Merry Holt", "The Froggy Woods", "Fly, Dragon,
Fly"; "A Pennsic Tale"; "A Song in Praise of the Warriors of the Middle
Kingdom"; "The Ansteorran Tale"; "The Limerick Song";"The Devil and
Eugénie"; "Barak's Song"; "Trouble on the Field"; "The Maple Tree";
and "The Twelve Days of Battle". Poems -- "Quest for a Kingdom", "Two
Voices", "Hildebrandslied", "The Bee's Tale", "Two Provencal Poems" (Dawn
Song - Us cavaliers si jazia; Riposte - Ma domna am de bona guiza);
"Villanelle (In praise of the ladies of Caid)", "Verses in praise of the
ladies of Caid"; "Limericks"; "A Limerick Cycle for the Instruction of
Pages"; "Verses in Praise of Shaugn Rubaru"; "The New Order"; and "Old
Things: A Report in Verse". Stories -- "A Brother's Tale" and "Pennsic I:
Before the Battle", being two true tales of high honor and chivalry.
Bardic Notebook Wonderfully inclusive!
- Dark Horde
Songs: includes Mention My Name in...., The Mongol/Burgher Duet, The
Mongols Are a Funny Race, I'm a Mongol Doodle Dandy, The Mongols Sleep
Tonight, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, The Unfortunate Mundane, and Tullamore
Dew. A few more songs can be found at theDorsai Irregulars
, such as "Dorsai Drunk".
- The Drunken Irish
Bard (Padraig Ruad O Maolagain)
Wystle lyrics, with wav and mp3 files.
Wystle: Minstrel by Trade and a Fool in My Spare Time with audio
samples for the lyrics.
- Eric the Fruitbat
(Eric of Tobar Mhuire)'s Batpage: SCA Filk andSCA Original Songs.
He also has
All his pages are highly recommended.
- Eric Joramo's
Filksongs Scroll down to the SCA songs.
The Family O'Roarke Bardic Book
The Fat Guys Songbook
- Filk Songs We Cannot
Sing by Tim Patton
and a lullaby
for Osis, by Inez Rosanera. (Written while he was alive.)
- Filks of the Clan
by Rebecca McGilivray, Sarah McGregor and others.
Flynn Riventree's SCA/RenFaire Lyrics Folksongs.
- Ian Gourdon of
Glen Awe's filks: include Moosesleeves, Come All Ye Bold Heroes, The
Clann Song, The Seamstress' Daughter, The Moon Is Up, and The Patraic/Etan
- The Happy
Halfling's Book of Songs, a compilation of songs from many sources.
House Dancing Fox Songbook
Songbook compiled by Gavvin Quinn
- Karl G's
zipped files. Scroll down to SCA.music.gz and SCA.songs.gz
Margaret Davis (not to be confused with Meg Davis) is known for her
work with Avalon Rising and the late Marion Zimmer Bradley. Includes
period songs and "Princess of Flowers", lyrics by Diana Listmaker, mka
- Mikal Hrafspa 's (aka Mikal the
Ram) songs and stories
mailing list archive. Dig, dig, dig....
Sex Garden: A Gothic band that plays madrigals. No kidding, and
this lyrics page is one of the best sources on the net. I gotta hear this.
Obnoxious Songs to Kill Your Enemies By, a collection of early SCA
songs by William the Lucky and Steven MacEanruig. (Unfortunately, it is
obnoxious to Netscape. I suggest saving the page and then editing it to
your taste (ie, getting rid of any weird-looking code) for ease of access
to the songs.)
- Other filks
includes a new version of John Barleycorn, The Stag, The Aethelmearc
Ragnar Ulfgarsson: What Heroes Do. He has left our world,
but his works are not forgotten.
- Rathflaed du
Noir: Bards Make the Best Lays and Poetry Collection
- Raven Boy Music:
lyrics for many original SCA songs. Unfortunately, some are Word files.
Raven Boy station at mp3.com
- The Saga of
Lillies IX by Hal and Mathurin
SCA Songs Station at mp3.com
- SCA Songs We Can't
Sing at Events
- Sir Bela's
(Poul Anderson) Filk
Sir Brand mac Liam's poetry books.And I do mean books -- 70 sonnets in
one of them! This Champion book has a bad link, so I list it separately.
- On Death, a
- The Shire of the Mire
Conservatory includes mostly trad and folk ballads, with a few of the
old Bayfilk SCA songs.
- Sir Topknot's
- Smurf's Book of Songs
is technically a LARP songbook, but includes many Scadian songs he's collected.
- The Songbook of
- Songs Sung
in Ealdormere including songs by Master Hector of the Black Height,
Yang the Nauseating, Lord Sigurd Leothsanga, Uncle Justinian, Lady Marian
of Heatherdale, and many more.
- Sonnets from the
Ansteorran by Galen. AlsoPoetry for Galen.
- The Sounds
of Calontir currently includes only "Lift Up Your Shield"
- Sylverstone lyrics
Tristan le Chanticleer de Champagne
- Andrew Vick's SCA
Songs including many for Calontir.
The Wild Oats lyrics and sound files
- The Writings of
Duke Gyrth Oldcastle
- FTP poetry
RenFaire, Medieval Reenactment Groups, and Medieval LARP Groups
Period Songs and Early Music
Medieval music at Lycos. A very mixed bag, some of which is
medieval, some Scadian filk, some 19th century Renfair ballads,
and some...well...take a look and listen for yourself, eh?
MP3.com's medieval music. Again, take a look and listen.