Oak And Ash

from The King's Lute by Cat Faber

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This song was inspired by the October Daye books by Seanan McGuire.


Oak And Ash
lyrics and melody by Catherine Faber, copyright 2011

Oak and ash to brace and bind,
Rowan and thorn to ward and wind,
On the burden I had from you,
A key that knows what it's meant to do,
Rose and bramble are intertwined.

Oak and ash to hold the field,
Rowan and thorn to shape and shield,
To catch your killer would mean a fight
There's a reason you bound a knight.
I may lose, but I never yield.

Oak and ash to front the fray
Rowan and thorn to mark the way.
Just how long is your curse's chain?
Who am I, to hold domain,
A liege to shelter the least of Fae?

Oak and ash and bone and dust,
Rowan and thorn and faith and trust
Before your eyes were closed for good,
I never knew you understood--
The one who can is the one who must.


from The King's Lute, released July 28, 2012




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I write music about science fiction and fantasy subjects, commonly referred to as "filk."

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