Swan May

from The King's Lute by Cat Faber

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lyrics and melody by Catherine Faber, 2011

Sweet Swanmay, your notice I courted at length
I asked, and was given, your sweetness and strength;
Why thrust in my arms, in the first light of dawn
Your shirt of white feathers that makes you a swan?

Forever can never be given away;
It's chosen and re-chosen, day after day,
As footstep by footstep a mountain we climb--
We walk to forever one day at a time--
We walk to forever one day at a time.

To lock up your choices and give me the key
Makes a prisoner of you, and a captor of me.
The caged bird could never my whole heart command--
Like the wild bird that chooses to come to my hand.

Wherever you go, my heart follows your charms,
So here is your feather-shirt, set in your arms.
For truly, what love would ask more than do I?
A sweetheart who's mistress of water, and sky!

(first four lines of last chorus, then)
We walk to forever, we swim to forever,
--we fly to forever one day at a time!


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."

I write much faster than I can record. Recent songs may be found at my website--the URL is given below.

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