Zadok ben Solomon ibn Alfakhar Zadok ben Solomon ibn Alfakhar

Row Men Row

Row Men Row Across the Ocean
We shall go across the Sea

Come now for the tide is turning
Who shall join and sail with me?

  1. First of all the northern lineage
    Dafydd and Gwyneth together stand
    Leading us to future glory
    With their son, Ian, in hand
  2. Next to reign Conn and Kassandra
    Guided us in word and deed
    Through fierce cold and raging torrents
    Sure hands for a proud young steed
  3. Therica and Sigfried recognized
    Good service great and small
    By the hand of king and queen
    They spread great joy throughout the hall
  4. The wisdom of the peoples' will
    Did Cnut and Nina recognize
    Guarding us from winter's chill
    With fire and laughter in their eyes
  5. Belrix and Prism of Blue Rose
    Led the Griffin host to War
    In their mighty chariot
    As in the ancient days of yore
  6. Tarrach and Fiona summoned
    All the Griffin's orders forth
    Adding luster to the gold
    And silver treasures of the North
  7. Alasdair and Isabelle
    Led forth the Griffin in it's pride
    Marching to the battlefield
    Close by the mighty dragon's side
  8. Gaylen and Kalinda brought
    A smile to Northshield with their play
    For mirth and warmth within the heart
    Can drive the cold winter away
  9. Ellika and Tristan
    Led the Griffon forth through sturm and drang
    Calling forth an Iron Host
    With schlager, horse, bow, spear, and song
  10. Saeric and Yasmin gave honor
    When a kingly gift was made
    Four hundred Scrolls from Northshield scribes
    To Outland's crown in friendship's aid
  11. Leyla led her champions
    To show their worth across the land
    Kenneth taught in war and peace alike
    That one must take a stand
  12. Niklos and Aramanthra
    In the Peoples' name gave their Ave!
    To those who long had served the land
    Estne bonum Northshield esse?
  13. Elashava and Kite-date Denka
    To Griffin gave this council wise
    Seek first the truth that guides your heart
    Then sooth shall a new king arise.
  14. Isabella and Robert bid us
    To speak out with a clear voice
    For words and deeds justly fulfilled
    Let all the people now rejoice
  15. Leif and Astrid asked the griffins
    To lift up song and sword and shield
    When great the land and great the people
    Great the deeds that are revealed
  16. Anne and Aubrey gave good gifts
    To those who gave work of their hands
    With all the people they did share
    The ancient treasures of our lands.
  17. Hrodir and Giulia called us all
    To take our places at the rail
    Raise the yardarm high aloft
    For with the dawn we shall set sail.
  18. Sigfried and Bridei behold
    These noble folk, this Griffon's crew
    All is prepared, the wind's away
    Now on this day, we sail with you.

Over these wide seas we travel
Gathering from near and far
Sharing of our warmth and shelter
Underneath our Northern Star

Caring not for wind or weather
Summer's heat or raging foam
Proudly we row on together
Loudly singing of our home

Those who came before us taught us
To strive with joy at work and play
We teach this lesson to our children:
To guide, to serve, to light the way!

Posted by: Owen Alun on 10/13/2007

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