Border of roses and rose leaves.

Empress Laisa

Lyrics: Maureen S. O'Brien, 9/16/96
Music: ttto "Mona Lisa"
Insp: Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory

Empress Laisa, Empress Laisa, we have found you!
You're the one who fin'lly healed our Emp'ror's heart.
Empress Laisa, Empress Laisa, Gregor's crowned you
But you made us one whole nation from three parts.
When you smile, three worlds will smile with Empress Laisa
And four languages will sing your praise as one.
Some will say
Evil words -- just ignore them
Till it bores them.
Noone's for them.
You're as wise as you're fair, Empress Laisa,
And we are glad to have you, lady of Komarr.
Empress Laisa...
Empress Laisa!


According to Bujold, Laisa is pronounced "lace-a".