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120 Song RDNA Druidic Karaoke Homepage

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All songs are only representative of the author, and only at the time of writing them.
Please don't assume we agree or disagree with them.

DRUIDIC VERSION

2004-2005 Songs
19 Going on 20 Years
Praying Outside
I Wanna Rock
Separate Ways
Druidry Snapped the Chains
Minnesota Druids
I am a Nature Eclectic
Any Way You Like It
Fight for your Right
When a Man Builds an Altar
Yellow Kilt&Feathered Beanie
Dimestore Druid
Don't Stop Believin'
Iceni Queen
Nature's Call
Smoke on the Altar
Somewhere Over in Carleton
All Out There
Free Deer
Mairi
The Druid Within[ lyrics]
Revolution
Wind Beneath my Boughs
Proud Druids
Go Your Own Ways
Total Eclipse of the Sun
Druid Dreams
All By Myself
Sweet Grove Carleton College
You Never Really Mind
I'm A Reviver
Vocation
Sweet Devotion
We are the Druids
We Move Big Rocks



2003-2004 Songs
Dalon Ap Landu
Spiral Dancers
It's Ostara's Whole
Beltane Spell
Bonny Blithe Beltane
I Can't get no Ordination
Gods Bless America #1
Gods Bless America #2
R-E-F-O-R-M-ED
Bible Belt Blues
Sister Druid
Vigiler's Song
Liturgy
Ode to the RDNA Anthology
Secular Teaching
Brigit Goldenhair
Nobody Does it Simpler
Crazy For You
I'm Going to Start A Grove
One is the Loneliest Deity
Like a Vigil
Earth Goddess
Under the Dolmen
Solstice Song
Friends in Stone Circles
The Netherworld
Minnesota
Missionary's Song
My Wishy-Washy Faith
They Call Me Fluid Druid
Reformed Druids
Knockin on Samhain's Door
Modern A.D.F. Druid
Unpronounceable Deity Chant
I Will Survive



2001-2002 Songs
May, Be a Little Bit Warmer!
Eternal Flame
Dance the Maypole
Are you Sleeping?
Are You Sleeping Tonight
Falling Asleep at Night
Don't Scry Out Loud
Why Do Fools Join My Grove?
I Am a Man of Constant Borrow
Spring Time is on the Rise
Celtic Goddess Chant
R.D.N.A.
Killing us Softly with his rules
The Ways, We are Reforming
Only A Faery Song
Fairyland City
Work of the Wee Folk
America
The Land of the Rising Sun
Solitary Druid
I'm a Believer
Silbury Hill
Och, Baby, Yer'n Cannie Bard
Rudolphi Rangifer Tarandus
I Told The Archdruid
If I Had A Rich Grove
While My Bagpipe Loudly Wails
Old Druid's Hill
Dreams
Only Yew!
Sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks
Back in the Old Grove Again
Love Oghams on the Stones
The Druid's Lament
ORIGINAL SONGS

2004-2005 Songs
Sixteen going on Seventeen
Staying Alive
I Wanna Rock
Separate Ways
Video Killed the Radio Star
California Girls
I Sing the Body Electric
Any Way You Want It
Fight for your Right
When a Man Loves a Woman
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Rhinestone Cowboy
Don't Stop Believin'
Dancing Queen
N/A
Smoke on the Water
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
All Right Now
Free Bird
Layla
N/A
Revolution
Wind Beneath my Wings
Proud Mary
Go Your Own Way
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Dreams I'll Never See
All By Myself
Sweet Home Alabama
You're Always on My Mind
I'm a Survivor
Vacation
Sweet Emotion
We are the Champions
We Will Rock You



2003-2004 Songs
Scooby Doo
Tiny Dancer
Heart and Soul
With a Rebel Yell
Merry Little Christmas
I Can't Get No Satisfaction
God Bless America
God Bless America
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
N/A
Sister Christian
Memories
Memories
This is the song that never ends
Sexual Healing
Sister Golden Hair
Nobody Does it Better
Crazy For You
I'm in the Mood for Love
One is the Loneliest Number
Like a Virgin
Teen Angel
Under the Boardwalk
Shine Jesus Shine
Friends in Low Places
Margaritaville
Shenadoah
It's Not Unusual
My Achey Breaky Heart
They Call Me Mellow Yellow
New York, New York
Knockin on Heaven's Door
Modern Major-General
Isis Astarte
I Will Survive



2001-2002 Songs
Stay, just a little bit longer
Eternal Flame
Come Together
Frere Jacque
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Falling in Love With You
Don't Cry Out Loud
Why do fools fall in love?
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
Time is On My Side
Isis Astarte
Y.M.C.A.
Killing Me Softly with his Song
The Times, They are a-Changin'
Only a Northern Song
Paradise City
Work of the Weavers
America
The House of the Rising Sun
Sentimental Journey
I'm a Believer
Blueberry Hill
Oh, Baby it's a Wild World
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
I Told the Witchdoctor
If I Was a Rich Man
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Blueberry Hill
Dreams
Only You!
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Back in the Saddle Again
Love Letters in the Sand
Cowboy's Lament (Laredo)
SINGER

2004-2005 Songs
"Sound of Music"
Bee Gees
Twisted Sister
Journey
Buggles, 1980
Beach Boys
"Fame!"
Journey
Beastie Boyz
Percy Sledge
Paul Anka
Larry Weiss
Journey
Abba
N/A
Deep Purple
Wizard of Oz
Aerosmith
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Eric Clapton
N/A
Beatles
Bette Midler
CCR
REO Speedwagon
Bonnie Tyler
Allman Brothers
Frankie Sinatra
Alabama
Willie Nelson
Reba McIntire
The Go-Gos
Aerosmith
Queen
Queen



2003-2004 Songs
Scooby Doo Show
Elton John
Huey Lewis & the News
Billy Idol
N/A
Rolling Stones
Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
Arethra Franklin
N/A
Ranger Night
"Cats"
"Cats"
N/A
Marvin Gaye
America
Carley Simon
Madonna
Dorothy Fields
3 Dog Night
Madonna
Mark Dinning
The Drifters
N/A
Garth Brooks
Donovan
N/A
Tom Jones
Billy Ray Cyrus
Donovan
Frank Sinatra
Bob Dylan
"Pirates of Penzance"
N/A
Gloria Gaylor



2001-2002 Songs
N/A
The Bangles
Beatles
N/A
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Melissa Manchester
Beach Boys
"Where Art Thou?"
Norman Meade
N/A
Village People
Roberta Flack
Bob Dylan
Beatles
Guns & Roses
N/A
Neil Diamond
Bob Dylan
Doris Day
Monkees
Fats Domino
Cat Stephens
N/A
Unknown
"Fidler on the Roof"
Beatles
Fats Domino
Fleetwood Mac
The Platters
James Taylor
Gene Autry
Pat Boone
N/A


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Nineteen Going on Twenty Years

By Pat, Akita Grove
Dec 2004, For the Public Domain
Originally "Sixteen going on Seventeen" by Rogers and Hamerstein. I thought the original was bordering on patronizingly sexist, but after more reflection, perhaps the original authors were poking fun at her suitor's ability to guide her at his own tender age?
Click or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://www.julie-andrews.net/tsom/Midi/sixteen.mid

You wait, young Druid, in a remote cave
for sun to shine his light in
You mind, young Druid, is a road to pave
This journey's yours to begin.

to begin...

Schooled for nineteen going on twenty years
Druid, it's time to think
Better be wise, be canny, take advice
Druid, you're on the brink

Trained for nineteen going on twenty years
Chieftains in halls so grand
Eager your lords with gems and swords
Offer you gold and land.

Formally now prepared are you to face this world of men
Lettered and taught and skilled are
Of things beyond their ken

You'll need something older and wiser
Guiding you what to do,
Gods by hundreds going on thousands
They'll take care of you!

Taught for nineteen going on twenty years
I know I'm still naive
Sly rogues I meet may tempt me to cheat
And doubt all that I believe

Drilled for nineteen going on twenty years
Invested with all our lore
Resplendent histories, ways to thwart pixies,
Tales of love, truth and yore.

Formally now prepared am I to face this world of men
Lettered and taught and skilled am I
Of things beyond their ken

I need something older and wiser
Guiding me what to do,
Gods by hundreds going on thousands
They'll show me what's true!

[Dancing music for a minute or two]


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Praying Outside

By Mike, DJ of DC Grove
March 2005, For the Public Domain
Originally "Staying Alive" By BeeGees
Click or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://www.beegeesoso.com/midi/StayinAlive2.mid

SHORT MUSIC INTRO - 10 sec.

VERSE
Well, you tell by the way I go on walks
I'm Mom Nature's man, I soar with hawks
My ways proud and bonfires warm
I've been drifting around since I was born

CHORUS
And now it's all right, it's O.K.
Though you may pray some other way.
You should try to understand
The ancient cycles' effect on man.
I hope that you'll be another
Proud Druid of the Mother.
We're praying outside
praying outside.
Feel the mountains waking
And the forests shakin'
And we're praying outside, praying outside
R. - D. - N. - A
Praying outside
Praying outside
R. - D. - N. - A
Praying out--side

VERSE
Well now, I've been low and I've been high
And if I don't know well then I'll just ask why.
Got the wings of eagles at my call
I'm a Nature man, winter spring summer fall.

CHORUS You know it's all right, it's O.K.
I know this is another way.
You should try to understand
The ancient cycles' effect on man.
I hope that you'll be another
Proud Druid of the Mother.
We're praying outside
Praying outside.
Feel the mountains waking
And the forests shakin'
And we're praying outside, praying outside
R. - D. - N. - A
Praying outside
Praying outside
R. - D. - N. - A
Praying out--side

INTERLUDE:
Life is everywhere.
Somebody join me.
Somebody join me, yeah.
Life is everywhere.
Somebody join me, yeah.
Praying outside.

VERSE
Well, you might think I've gone wild, quite insane.
I've drunk wisdom deep and can't abstain.
Fits my needs, I found my groove
Will I stay a Druid? Time will prove.

CHORUS
And now it's all right, it's O.K.
And you may pray some other way.
You should try to understand
The ancient cycles' effect on man.
I hope that you'll be another
Proud Druid of the Mother.
We're praying outside
Praying outside.
Feel the mountains waking
And the forests shakin'
And we're praying outside
Praying outside
R. - D. - N. - A
Praying outside
Praying outside
R. - D. - N. - A.
Praying out--side

INTERLUDE:
Life is everywhere.
Somebody join me.
Somebody join me, yeah.
Life is everywhere.
Somebody join me, yeah.
Praying outside.

INTERLUDE:
Life is everywhere.
Somebody join me.
Somebody join me, yeah.
Life is everywhere.
Somebody join me, yeah.
Praying outside.

[Etc. Dance until the music runs outin a few minutes]


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I Wanna Rock

By Anonymous of Alabama
March 2005, For the Public Domain
Original with same title by Twisted Sister, 1982
Click on the link, then on tiny green button next to "I Wanna Rock" which will give you the music to the chorus and first verse, which will play on Windows Media Player and a minute of downloading.
Click or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://www.mp3.com/tracks/5571343/dl_streams.html

I wanna rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)
I want this rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)

Just use wood they say,
Well all I got to say to them is time again I say, "No!"
No! No, No, No, No, No!
Tell me choose light stuff
Well, all I got to say to them when they tell me choose light stuff, I say, "No!"
No! No, No, No, No, No!
So, if you ask me why I like hauling the big stones
There's only one thing I can say to you

I wanna rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)
I want this rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)

There's a feelin' that
I get from nothin' else and there ain't nothin' in the world
That lasts so long! Long! Long, long long, long!
Stores the power up
I've prepared for so long so I could have my very own dolmen, so Let's pull!
Pull! Pull, pull, pull, pull, pull!
When it's this big I feel the backpains shootin' through me
There's nothin' else that I would rather do!

I wanna rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)
I want this rock! (Rock)
I wanna rock! (Rock)


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Separate Ways

By Pat, Akita Grove
Feb 2004, For the Public Domain
Originally "Separate Ways" By Journey
You cannot click the music address.
Plug the address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://www.midi4u.com/artists/j/journey/Separate_Ways.mid

INTRO SPOKEN POEM:
For awhile we danced amongst the birch
Praying by the olden ways together
Now they've pulled you back to that church
And we'll not see again each other.

(Start the music, listen to start-up music 10 sec)

Here we stand
Worlds apart, hearts broken in two, two, two
Sleepless nights
Hallowed ground
They're preaching to you, you, you

(Verse with echoes)

Feelin' that it's gone
Can't change your mind
If we can't go on
To survive their chides love now hides

CHORUS
Someday Truth will find you
Break those chains that bind you
One night will remind you
How we worshipped
And went our separate ways
If they ever hurt you
True ways won't desert you
You know I still love you
Though we worshipped
And went our separate ways

Burning times
Caught between confusions and pain, pain, pain
Distant prize
Promises once made were in vain, vain, vain

If you must go, I wish you luck
You'll never walk alone
Take care my dear
Miss you friend

(chorus thrice)

(Music Interspersed)

(chorus)

(Music interspersed)

(chorus)

(music)


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Druidry Snapped the Chains of Dogma

By Mike, DC Grove
Feb 2005, For the Public Domain
Originally "Video Killed the Radio Star " By Buggles 1980
(which was the first video broadcast on MTV) The tune is not
very stable or easy to follow if you haven't heard the original,
as the three line verses are spoken quickly and monotonicly,
but the "oh-a-oh"s and chorus is truly catchy for this one-hit wonder band.
Click or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://www.kingeider.net/bugglesvideo.mid
http://www.winhelp.dk/music/vidkill.mid

(10 seconds followed by a quick beat track that is the first verse)

I heard you hit the campus back in Sixty Three
Staying awake intent at learning from the trees
If I was young, it did stop me being free

Oh-a-oh

You took the credit for that revoke chapel rule
Rewritten by students and used beyond the school
and now I understand the usage of those tools

Oh-a-oh
We are your children
oh-a-oh
What do I tell them?
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Freedom came and broke their hold

oh-a-a-a oh

And now we seek new paths cloaked in mystery
We know so little and have such short history
But the largest door needs only a tiny key

oh- a-oh
I took my first steps
oh- a- oh
Those were my best steps
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
If these paths prove too bizarre
We can't lose heart, we've gone too far

oh-a-aho-oh,
oh-a-aho oh

(Tinkle and synthesizer Music)

Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
If these paths prove too bizarre
We can't lose heart we've gone too far
Freedom came and broke their hold
Where it leads we'll watch unfold

I am the earth-mother's child
I know secrets tame and wild

Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
Druidry snapped the chains of dogma

Druidry snapped the chains of dogma
(I am the earth-mother's child)

(Lots of quiet rising and falling waves of music)


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Minnesota Druids

By Eric Powers, Boston Grove
Feb 2005, For the Public Domain
Originally "California Girls"
Click or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi/californiagirls.mid

Well east coast Druids are hip
I really dig their stylish wares
And the southern Druids with the flak they take
I'm impressed that they're even there

The Southwest's deserts' druids
Have the gift of second sight
And the Montreal Druids with the fires they burn
They keep their grovemates warm at night

I wish they all could be Minnesota
I wish they all could be Minnesota
I wish they all could be Minnesota Druids

The west coast has the sunshine
All year worship keeps them tanned
I love those Zen Druids on pacific island
Groves of palm trees in the sand

I been all around this great big world
And I seen all kinds of Groves
Yeah, but I couldn't wait, those 4 seasons are great,
To meet the coldest Druids in the world

I wish they all could be Minnesota
I wish they all could be Minnesota
I wish they all could be Minneosta Druids

I wish they all could be Minnesota
(Druids, Druids, Druids yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be Minnesota
(Druids, Druids, Druids yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be Minnesota
(Druids, Druids, Druids yeah I dig the)
I wish they all could be Minnesota
(Druids, Druids, Druids yeah I dig the)


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I am a Nature Eclectic

By mike, DC Grove
Feb 2005, For the Public Domain
Based on "I sing the body electric" from the movie "Fame"
Click or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://www.ilovehou.com/twonicknames/gifsite/midi2/bodyelectric.mid

I am a nature eclectic
I celebrate Her beauty so grand
I long for my own communion, where I become one with the land!
And I'll learn from the old ones
I'll learn from the wise
And I'll gaze deep in fires
View thirty thousand skies
and in time, and in time, we'll cherish this prize

I am a nature eclectic
I glory in the web of rebirth
Rejoicing the year's rotation
Heed words of spirits in the earth.

I'll learn from the wise
And I'll gaze deep in fires
View thirty thousand skies
and in time,
and in time,
we'll cherish this prize

We are the land's stewards now
And we say what dies
And in time
And in time
We will cherish this prize.


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Any Way You Like It

By Pat, Akita Grove
Feb 2004, For the Public Domain
Originally "Any Way You Want It" By Journey
Click or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://users.cis.net/sammy/journey.htm

Any way you like it
That's the way you do it
Any way you like it

She loves to laugh
She loves to sing
She does everything
She loves the globe
She loves the grove
She loves the livin' beings

Ooh, all night, all night
Oh, moon is bright
So do it right, do it right
Ooh, baby, do it right

Oh, she said,
Any way you like it
That's the way you do it
Any way you like it
She said, any way you like it
That's the way you do it
Any way you like it

I was alone
I never knew
What old gods could do
Ooh, then we danced
Then we sang
About the livin' beings

Ooh, all night, all night
Oh, moon is bright
So do it right, do it right
Ooh, baby, do it right

Oh, she said,
Any way you like it
That's the way you do it
Any way you like it
She said, any way you like it
That's the way you do it
Any way you like it

[Saxophone Solo and repeat some earlier verses.]


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Fight for your Right to not Pray

By Anonymous from Alabama
Feb 2005, For the Public Domain
Based on "Fight for Your Right to Party" by Beastie Boys
Click link or copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music: http://209.197.86.65/20041007/rap/beastieboys/Fight_For_Your_Right_To.mid

or at http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/kentish/116/midi/fight_for_your_right_to_party.mid

*APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE FOR LYRICS*

[Intro Music, words monotonic enthusiastic shouting]

You wake up late for church - man you don't wanna go [music riff]
You ask you mom, "Please?" - but she still says, "No!"
You refused those pledges - but it just don't work
And your teacher tells the class that you're some kind of jerk

(chorus) You gotta fight -- for your right -- to not pray

You're min'ster heard you're screwing - and he said, "No way!"
That hypocrite - stretches taffy twice a day
Man, living in the south is such a drag
Heaven can't help you if they think you're a fag (Busted!)

(repeat chorus)

Don't step out of this house if my true faith you're gonna refuse
I'll kick you out of my home is you don't change those views
Your mom busted in and said, "What's that book?"
Aw, mom don't be hating - my way's off the hook!

(repeat chorus)


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When a Man Builds an Altar

By Mike, DC Grove
Mar 2005, For the Public Domain
Based on "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge
Click link of copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music: http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi/whenamanlovesawoman.mid
Dedicated to Fisher, Nelson, Cherniack & Frangquist and all those other folks into Rolling Stones. Thanks to Sam for showing me his inspiring altar back in 1993.

[Intro music]

When a man build an altar
Can't keep his mind on nothin' else
He'll search the woods
Use the best rocks he's found
If it is cracked, he won't use it
Gods brook no such stuff
Show it proud to his best friends
And he guards its grounds.

When a man builds an altar
Sheds his sweat, blood and tears
Trying to reach out to what he needs
He'd give up all his comforts
And struggle in the rain
It They said that's the way
It ought to be

When a man builds an altar
He gives it everything in his heart (yeah)
Trying to reach out
To that precious world
Oh Gods, please show me your ways

When a man builds an altar
Deep down in his soul
He can mirror that mystery
If his hard efforts make him a fool
He's the last one to care
Locked hearts quest for the key.

Yes, when a man builds an altar
I know exactly how he feels
'Cause O Gods, above, around
I am that man
When a man builds an altar.

[Closing Music- scatting – humming.]


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Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Kilt and Feathered Beanie

By Eric Powers
Aug 2004, For the Public Domain
Based on "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" from Paul Vance
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/kentish/116/midi/yellow_polka_dot_bikini.mid
Original Lyrics & music at http://www.minibite.com/oldies/itsybitsy.htm

[SADLY SPOKEN INTRO POEM's TWO VERSES:]
The father's dying wish to his beloved son
Was to wear his kilt bequeathed from his grandfather
And carry on the hoary Scottish male tradition
But the burly grandson was by far much larger.

So the grandson accepted the ancient tartan pladdie
And planned to wear it at the next high school ball
To show his pride as a true highland laddie
Unfortunately, his fine diet made him too tall.

[START MUSIC IN SEPARATE WINDOW]

He was afraid to come out of the coatroom
He was as nervous as he could be
He was afraid to come out of the coatroom
He was afraid that somebody would see

One, two, three, four, tell the people what he wore

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow kilt and feathered beanie
That he wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow kilt and feathered beanie
So in the coatroom he wanted to stay

Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

He was afraid the boys would all snicker
And from the window the winds blew quite strong
He was afraid the boys would all snicker
And the girls would talk about it for long

Two, three, four, tell the people what he wore

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow kilt and feathered beanie
That he wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow kilt and feathered beanie
Oh, to be ignored, he started to pray

Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more

Now he is afraid to come out on the dance floor
And I wonder what he's gonna do
Now he is afraid to come out on the dance floor
A cute girl winked and his "problem" just grew.

Two, three, four, tell the people what he wore

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow kilt and feathered beanie
That he wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow kilt and feathered beanie
So behind a table he wanted to stay

(From the coatroom to the banquet)
(From the banquet to the dance floor)
(From the dance floor to his retreat)
Yes, there is prob'ly more

Endless repetition of chorus music.


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Dimestore Druid

By Mike, DC Grove
Feb 2005, For the Public Domain
Based on "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Larry Weiss
P please copy and plug address directly into a new browser window for music:
http://ynucc.yeungnam.ac.kr/~bwlee/midi/rhinest.mid
Dedicated to a fellow Druid who is dedicated to a frugal life in ecological service. May she never falter in her struggle.

I've been walkin' these woods so long
Singin' their same old songs
I know every rock on these dirty foot trails of the forest
Where cycle's the name of the game
And my cares get washed away like the snow and the rain
There's been a load of thrift savin'
For the sake of my haven
But I'm gonna live like I always wanted to be.

Like a dimestore Druid
Eking out a plain life in a wealth-centered society
Like a dimestore Druid
Eating beans and taters in places folks will rarely see
And my friends howlin' up at the moon.

Well, I really don't mind the rain
I just smile and push past the pain
But you're down when you're travelin' the path that's takin' the slow way
And I hear of the things other's do
With their fancy grimoires but when outdoors they haven't got a clue
How will they make a difference
If they don't go the distance
Yet we gotta do what our roles are decided to be.

Like a dimestore Druid
Eking out a plain life in a wealth-centered society
Like a dimestore Druid
Eating beans and taters in places folks will rarely see
And my friends howlin' up at the moon.

Like a dimestore Druid
Getting rid of the things that are soul-sapping, just for show

Dimestore Druid
Learning lore and wisdom from creatures you may never know


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Don't Stop Believin'

By Pat Haneke
April 2004, For the Public Domain
Based on "Don't Stop Believin'" from Journey
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
http://themidiuniverse.virtualave.net/midi/Journey-Dont_Stop_Believin.mid

(opening Music 10 sec)

Just a small town girl, livin' on a lonely lane
She sought the midnight path dancin' in the air
Just a city boy, born and raised in the bible belt
He took the midnight path drummin' without care

(whirly Music)

A Druid in a misty verdant grove
The smell of mead, shy betrothed,
With a vow they can share their lives
It goes on and on and on and on

CHORUS Strangers seeking, up and down the stony roads
Their shadows searching in the night
Moonlight people, leaving just to find their home
Hidden, somehow in the night

(short music)

Working hard to climb the hills,
other folks escape by pills,
Payin' anything to fight their fate,
Just one more hour
Some will learn, some will choose
Some will never see the clues
Oh, the cycles never end
It goes on and on and on and on

(chorus)

(Instrumental)

Don't stop believin' Hearken to that feelin' etc.

Moonlight people


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Iceni Queen

By Pat Haneke
Feb 2004, For the Public Domain
Based on "Dancing Queen" from Abba
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/8245/dncqueen.mid
Read the historical story.

Intro music

You can fight, you can reave, wielding the sword that cleaves
See that fire, hear Rome's screams, praising the Iceni Queen

Year sixty, and Prasutagus dies
Bequeathed all to Rome, but Nero lies
Called to play a regent's role, taking everything
They came in and ruled like a king

Nobody could stand those guys
Trust is gone, a betrayed people cries
Without care for fealty, everything is gone
You're whipped, your people famished
And then your girls ravished..

You were the Iceni Queen, strong and lean, your match never seen
Iceni Queen, feel the beat of the war machine (oh, yeah!)
You can fight, you can reave, wielding the sword that cleaves
See that fire, hear Rome's screams, praising the Iceni Queen

You're a razer, you march at dawn
Leave them burning and then you're gone
Looking out for another, any town will do
You're in the mood for vengeance
And when you get the chance...

You were the Iceni Queen, strong and lean, your match never seen
Iceni Queen, feel the beat of the war machine (oh, yeah!)
You can fight, you can reave, wielding the sword that cleaves
See that fire, hear Rome's screams, praising the Iceni Queen

Praising the Iceni Queen


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Nature's Call

By Steven Emenhiser, age 16
Notes: a song I wrote while camping!!!

(verse)
I step outside and catch a breath of air
frost on the ground telling me it's a new day
how can this be real, such a beauty, it's like a dream
it's so wonderfull, the spirit of the tree's
it's so briliant the wisdom of the sky's
I walk opon the beach and sing this song
all the spirits calling opon my voice
asking me to go on and on, and spread the dream
as I stand tall, and watch them dance around me
I can feel their hearts within my soul screaming...

(chorus)
As I take a bow, to the gods looking down
as I see such a world, in the goddess's arms
the lessons to be learned from within the ground
her spirit spread plant by plant opon our farms
Her voice calls to me, her voice calls to me...

(verse)
Walking across the open plain
the clouded sky stands strong above me
looking through the forest you can hear the call
calling you in, making you feel at home
and when times get hard, and you feel down
when you begin to fade into the darkness,
Brighid's flame will keep you alive
the goddess within will heal your spirit
holding your inner truth, making yourself grow
to connect with the divinity within us all,
a grow closer with each other for eternity

(chorus)
As I take a bow, to the gods looking down
as I see such a world, in the goddess's arms
the lessons to be learned from within the ground
her spirit spread plant by plant opon our farms
Her voice calls to me, her voice calls to me...

(verse)
As I look out above,
to the brightest stars in the sky
I can feel thier wisdom being spread on me
watching my path as I fullfill my dreams
days go by, and I center open myself to them
knowing I can go on, knowing I am alive
the inspiration, the fire of the ancient bards,
are in all of our hearts
are in all of our hands...


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Smoke on the Altar

By Mike, DC Grove
February 2005, For the Public Domain
Based on "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
http://www.themathlab.com/music/smkwater.mid

(25 second Helicopter intro and monotonous unforgettable riff, which also appears in long instrumentals between verses too. There are many strange versions out there, but this tune kind of fits the original lyrics. Adapt the words as necessary)

They all came out of Carleton
On the Lake Lyman's shoreline
To take up cause with a menace
They chose whiskey not wine.
Frangquist, Fisher and Nelson
Were the best rebels around
'gainst some stupid religious rules
Burned the leaves on sacred ground
Smoke on the altar, fire in the mind. (x2 in some versions)

They burned down the chapel rule
It died, to farce it yields
Norman & Dave was running the new grove
Pulling kids out to fields
When their stay was over
They had to find another place
Dogma's reign was running out
This journey's quick but not a race
Smoke on the altar, fire in the mind

We ended up over in Berkeley
It was kooky, dry and hot
And others rolling the stones and teaching folks
What Druids are and aren't
With a few ash poles and a few blankets
We made a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know we'll never forget
Smoke on the altar, fire in the mind


We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn't have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky

They burned down the gambling house
It died with an awful sound
Funky & Claude was running in and out
Pulling kids out the ground
When it all was over
We had to find another place
But Swiss time was running out
It seemed that we would lose the race
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky

We ended up at the Grand Hotel
It was empty cold and bare
But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside
Making our music there
With a few red lights and a few old beds
We make a place to sweat
No matter what we get out of this
I know we'll never forget
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky


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SOMEWHERE OVER IN CARLETON

By Mike, DC Grove
January 2005, For the Public Domain
Based on "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.mikesmidi.bravepages.com/somewhereovertherainbow.mid

Somewhere over in Carleton
Way up North
There's a Grove that I heard of
Most sacred on the Earth.

Somewhere over in Carleton
Skies are blue
And the ways that you dare to try
Really do prove true

Some day I'll vigil neath the stars
And mount the hill where doubts are far behind me
Where wise thoughts scatter like soft rain drops
Away upon the burr-oak tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over in Carleton
Blackbirds fly
Birds fly over all fences
Why then, oh why can't I?

Some day I'll vigil neath the stars
And mount the hill where doubts are far behind me
Where wise thoughts scatter like soft rain drops
Away upon the burr-oak tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over in Carleton
Blackbirds fly
Birds fly over all fences
Why then, oh why can't I?

If witty old black birds fly
Beyond the fences
Why, oh why can't I?


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All Out There

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove
Original was "All Right Now" written
Written by Aerosmith artists, A. Fraser / P. Rodgers
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.rehler.com/sound/All_Right_Now.mid

There She stood in the wood
Smiling from her eyes in her hood
I said hey which faith's best?
Now maybe laddie
Maybe you're in need of a quest?

I said slow down where should I start?
I need to prepare ere I depart
She said by mighty Jove
Be e'er ready to leave this grove!

All out there
The truth is all out there
All out there
The truth is all out there

I've been around to strange sites
Heard deep things and done new rites
I can search about 'til I'm lame
But I'll never know her true name.

When I came back grove & I shaped
I felt things strong, and nothing's aped
All the truth out there I sought to find
Had always been there, down in my mind.

All out there
The truth is all out there
All in here
The truth is all in here
All out there
The truth is all out there
All in here
The truth is all in here


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Free Deer

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove
To the tune of Free Bird
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.dixienet.org/files/midi/freebird.mid

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still recognize me?
For I must be travelling on, now,
'cause there's too many faiths I've got to see.

But, if I stayed here with your Church,
Things just couldn't be the same.
'cause I'm as free as a deer now,
And this deer you can not change.
-Lord knows, I can't change back.

Bye, bye, I've learned some deep things
Though your system I can't claim.
But please don't take it badly,
'cause Lord knows it's been arranged.
But, if I stayed here with your Church
-Things just couldn't be the same.

Cause I'm as free as a deer now,
And this deer you'll never change.
And this deer you can not change.
Lord knows, I can't change back.
-Lord help me, I can't change back.


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Mairi

By Mike, DC Grove
To the tune of "Layla" by Eric Clapton
Dedicated to Mairi Ceolmhor, wherever you are
Dang, but I could listen to that guitar all day!
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.ettnet.se/~tradare/mid/layla.mid

What'll you do when you get lonely
And you just wanna go outside?
You've been cooped up and chained much too long.
You know it's time for a wild ride.

CHORUS:
Mairi, [guitar riff] you've gotta go to the trees.
Mairi, [guitar riff] it's blowing in the breeze.
Mairi, [guitar riff] sister won't you ease that worried mind?

I tried to give you consolation
But I just gave you more questions.
Like a fool, you fell in love with it,
Turned your whole world upside down.

CHORUS

Let's make the best of your situation
It seems crazy but not insane.
Please don't say you'll never find a way
Don't tell me that this search's in vain.

CHORUS

CHORUS


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RESOULUTION

By Brain Jeffries, December 2004
To the tune of REVOLUTION by the Beatles
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://209.197.86.65/20041007/rock/beatles/Revolution1.mid

You say you wanna be a dru-i-id, w-e-el you kno-o-ow
We'd all love to help the world
You say you wanna change the futu-ure, we-e-el you kno-o-ow
Mother Nature, she's our gir-r-rl
But if you go thinking the Earth should be bought and sold
All I can tell you is brother just keep your gold

Don't you know it's gonna be - alright
Don't you know it's gonna be - alright
Don't you know it's gonna be - alright

We are an ancient institution, we-e-el you kno-o-ow
Our future's looking bright
And if you make a resolution, we-e-el you kno-o-ow
It might just turn out right
And like an oak tree, we'll care for the Earth and Sky
By Sun and by Moon and by Goddess we've got to try

Don't you know it's gonna be - alright
Don't you know it's gonna be - alright
Don't you know it's gonna be - alright, alright, alright!"


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Wind Beneath my Boughs

By Eric Powers, For the Public Domain, November 2004
Based on "Wind beneath my wings" by Bette Middler
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.geocities.com/ystradband/wings.html

INTRO: Ohhhh, oh, oh, oh, ohhh.

It must have been cold there in the shadows,
To await sunlight on your face.
You were content to sit with me, that's your way.
You always shared what's on your mind.

So I became one with all your glory,
when I came despite the clouds and rain
A beautiful god without a name for so long.
A beautiful balm to soothe my pains.

Did you ever know that you're my idol,
and everything I've made is yours now?
My praise flies higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath the boughs.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know your truths, of course I know them.
I would be lost here without you.

Did you ever know that you're my idol,
and everything I've made is yours now?
My praise flies higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath the boughs.

Did you ever know that you're my idol,
and everything I've made is yours now?
Oh, and my praise flies higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath the boughs.
'cause you are the wind beneath the boughs.

Oh, the wind beneath the boughs.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath the boughs.
Blow, blow, blow onwards. You let me float with you.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath the boughs.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath the boughs.
Blow, blow, blow beneath the changing sky,
so pure, I'm just like that clear sky.
Thank you, thank you,
Thank all the gods, the wind beneath the boughs.


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PROUD DRUIDS

By Mike, For the Public Domain, January 2005
Original Song "Proud Mary" by Clearance Clearwater Revival
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.olsoncomputers.com/prime/MIDIs/Alphabetical/p/Proud_Mary-(Creedence_Clearwater_Revival)-85k.mid
There are different versions and choruses out there.

Left a harsh church in the city,
Grovelin' for the Lord ev'ry night and day,
but I never lost one minute of sleepin',
Worryin' 'bout the things they pushed on me.

CHORUS:
Year's Wheel keep on turnin',
Proud Druids keep on burnin',
Rollin', rollin', rollin' through the seasons.

Took a lot of flak from preachers,
Pumped a lot of stuff down some naive minds,
Thus I never saw the good side of all Nature,
'Till I finished a tour through the faiths of mankind.

CHORUS
Year's Wheel keep on turnin',
Proud Druids keep on burnin',
Rollin', rollin', rollin' through the seasons.

Musical interlude

If you come out to the forest,
Bet you gonna find some things to learn.
You don't have to worry 'cause you have no training,
Union and deliverance are yours to earn.

CHORUS
Year's Wheel keep on turnin',
Proud Druids keep on burnin',
Rollin', rollin', rollin' through the seasons.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' through the seasons.
Rollin', rollin', rollin' through the seasons.


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Go Your Own Ways

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove, April 2004
April 2004, For the Public Domain
Based on 敵o Your Own Way"By REO Speedwagon 1977
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://themidiuniverse.virtualave.net/midi/Fleetwood_Mac-GoYourOwnWay.mid
Or at http://www.jim-inman.com/midi/F/go_your_own_way.mid

Leaving Him
Isn't the easy thing to do
How can I ever change things
That I feel

If I could
Maybe I'd stay in that world
How can I
When I've seen Things for myself.

You can go your own ways
Go your own ways
You can call It
Another new de-I-ty
You can go your own ways
Go your own way

Tell me why
Everything turned around?
Perking up
Workin' it out is all you need to do

If I could
Sister I'd give you answers
Look 'round
Everything's waiting for you

You can go your own ways
Go your own ways
You an call It
Another new de-I-ty
You can go your own ways
Go your own way

Etc


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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

Parody by Mike Scharding, Order of Belenos
November 2004, For the Public Domain
Original song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler
With an oh-so spooky cheesy music video.
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.winhelp.dk/music/totalecl.mid
Note the music differs a little from the verses I have below.
http://www.members.tripod.com/midihits99/midi/Total.mid Europop version

Prelude

Come back out, every now and then I get a
little bit lonely since you're never seem to be around
Come back out, Every now and then I get a
little bit tired of fighting off the force of my fears
Come back out, Every now and then I get a
little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by
Come back out, Every now and then I get a
little bit terrified and then I see a sign in the skies
Come back out bright sun, Every now and
then I fall in the dark
Come back out bright sun, Every now and
then I fall in the dark!

Come back out, Every now and then I get a
little bit restless and I dream of places wild
Come back out, Every now and then I get a
little bit helpless and I'm shaped like puddy in fate's hands
Come back out, Every now and then I get a
little bit confused and I don't know how I will ever understand
Come back out, Every now and then I get a
little bit terrified but then I see a sign in the skies
Come back out bright sun, Every now and
then I fall in the dark
Come back out bright sun, Every now and
then I fall in the dark!

And I would wait for you all night
And I'd love you more than ever
And if you'd only brighten my sight
We'll be able to praise forever
And we'll only be doing what's right
Cause we'd rarely be wrong together
We can journey to the end of this line
Your help is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and I'm thrashing in the dark
My soul packed like a powder keg and ready for sparks

I will seek you out tonight
The journey's gonna start tonight
The journey's gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling apart
But now its starting to fall in place.
Alone, little I can do
A total eclipse of the sun
Once upon a time there wasn't light in my life
But now there's time of light and dark
Waiting, I must pray
A total eclipse of the sun

Come back out, bright sun
Come back out, bright sun
Come back out, every now and then I know
you'll never be the One we always wanted you to be
Come back out, every now and then I know
you'll always be the only One who wanted me the way that I am
Come back out, every now and then I know
there's no one in the universe as magical and wondrous as you
Come back out, every now and then I know
there's nothing any better and there's nothing I just couldn't do
Come back out, Every now and
then I fall in the dark
Come back out, bright sun, Every now and
then I fall in the dark

And I would wait for you all night
And I'd love you more than ever
And if you'd only brighten my sight
We'll be able to last forever
And we'll only be doing what's right
Cause we'd rarely be wrong together
We can journey to the end of this line
Your help is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and I'm thrashing in the dark
My soul packed like a powder keg and ready for sparks

I will seek you out tonight
The journey's gonna start tonight
The journey's gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling apart
But now its starting to fall in place.
Alone, little I can do
A total eclipse of the sun
Once upon a time there wasn't light in my life
But now there's time of light and dark
Waiting, I must pray
A total eclipse of the sun


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Druid Dreams

By Brian Jeffries, December 2004
Original "Dreams I'll Never See" by the Allman Brothers)

Just one more lifetime, plastic world gives me the blues
Gonna pull myself together, put on my robe and runnin' shoes
Take the path up to the forest, my grove is there in front of me
Raise my arms in thanks once more, yeah - and huggin' my favorite tree
Chorus:
And this dream is the dream that I've gotta see
Goddess help me now, Druid dreams become reality

Just one more circle, council fire burnin' bright
Druids share with one another, as we vigil on through the night
And maybe do a chant or two, see what we can see
Or talkin' 'bout all the old times, and all about what's gonna be
Chorus:

Plant one more oak tree, care for it and let it grow
And if it's in a good place, pretty soon then you will know
It's a place for a gathering, of druid folk like you and me
And soon there'll be a forest, druid dreams will come to be
Chorus:


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All By Myself

By anonymous from Colorado
November 2004, For the Public Domain
Original "All by Myself" by numerous artists
With an oh-so spooky cheesy music video.
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://westwood.fortunecity.com/susileib/385/allbymyself.mid

When I was young
I rarely needed anyone
And Druid rites were just for fun
Those days are gone

Livin' alone
My heart seeks those fires and I can't rest
But when I walk to the deep forest
A lonely quest

All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

Hard to be sure
Some days I feel so insecure
And Truth so distant and obscure
Remains my cure

INTERLUDE

All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

INTERLUDE

Trees all around
Life teeming close under ground
And friends waiting to be found
Inside my town.

Not by myself
No longer be, all by myself anymore
Not by myself
No longer live, all by myself anymore

Not by myself
No longer be, all by myself anymore
Not by myself
No longer live, all by myself anymore

ETC


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Sweet Grove Carleton College

Parody by Mike Scharding, DC Grove
October 2004, For the Public Domain
Original "Sweet Home Alabama" written by ALABAMA
(ed king - ronnie vanzant - gary rossington)
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://w3.uwyo.edu/~dwwilson/sweethom.mid

Year's wheels keep on turning
I can't wait to meet my kin
Singing songs about Awareness
I miss old Carleton once again
I'll be there I don't know when, yes

Well I heard the critics rant about her
Well, I heard preachers put her down
Well, I hope those folks will remember
A Reformed Druid don't need them around anyhow

Sweet Grove, Carleton College
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Grove Carleton College
Lord, I love Dalon ap Landu

With their study load they keep real busy
And they all do what they can do
What might have been does not bother me
Does your lost chances bother you?
Tell the truth

Sweet Grove, Carleton College
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Grove Carleton College
Lord, I love Dalon ap Landu
Here I come Carleton College

Now college kids have got their wise asses
And they've been known to do a prank or two
Lord they make me laugh so much
It picks me up when I'm feeling blue
Now how about you?

Sweet Grove, Carleton College
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Grove Carleton College
Lord, I love Dalon ap Landu

Sweet Grove, Carleton College
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Grove Carleton College
Lord, I love Dalon ap Landu
Sweet Grove, Carleton College
Lady
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Yea, yea old Northfield's got the answer


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You Never Really Mind

By Eric Powers,
October 2004/10/18
For the Public Domain
From Elvis Presly & Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind"
See original lyrics http://www.links2love.com/love_lyrics_30.htm
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
Music at http://www.links2love.com/music/alwaysonmymind.mid
at http://www.sweetmemoriessite.com/OLM/Example/songs/alwaysonmymind.html

Maybe I didn't please you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't praise you
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You just never really mind
You just never really mind

Tell me, tell me that your soft winds may still blow
Give me, give me one more hint
That you are satisfied, satisfied

Maybe I didn't go out
All those cold and rainy days
But I truly never gave up
I will await your solstice rays
If times seem to go from bad to worse,
What can I do but pray?

You just never really mind
You just never really mind

Tell me, tell me that your soft winds will blow
Give me, give me one more hint
That you are satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time... Yet...
You just never really mind
You just never really mind
You just never really mind


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I'm A Reviver

By Mike, October 2004
For the Public Domain
Original was "I'm a Survivor" by Reba McEntire
This powerful song can be heard on the WB channel's Friday night show, "Reba" in the opening music.

I arrived 3 years too past prime
The Druids were on their last legs
But I must have heard my Saw no dead duck, just an egg.
I guess it'll keep on thrivin
's long as this search's worth striving
Cuz your future's packed
And you've been starving
Your working it out and I'm not tryin
To change your mind
Cuz we were born to be

The silly fool without a hope
A victim of certain Pope
The one who oughta buckled down
But he's just too hard headed
A imple man
Who works odd jobs
Who loves his kin and never stops
With clumsy hands
And the lungs of a piper
I'm a reviver

I don't believe in self loathing
It only brings you down
May be the knave of silly clubs
But I make a smile from a frown
When the deck is stacked against me
I just play a different game
My roots are reaching in the past
And though my way is changing fast
Who I am is who I wanna be

The silly fool without a hope
A victim of certain Pope
The one who oughta buckled down
But he's just too hard headed
A imple man
Who works odd jobs
Who loves his kin and never stops
With clumsy hands
And the lungs of a piper
I'm a reviver


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Vocation

Parody by Mike Scharding, DC Grove
Agust 2004, For the Public Domain
Original Song "Vacation", by the Go-Gos,
If link won't click please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
http://members.tripod.com/lisawebworld1/sounds/vacation.mid

Can't seem to get my mind off of you
All I can think of is Dalon ap Landu
I have found my way
I know how to pray
There can't be a day of mine that you won't be in

When you came to me I should've run
But I thought it was having fun
I changed what as wrong
And I'm now so strong
I should've known all along that time would tell

These years beside you
I cannot forget
Ten years beside you and I
Still haven't gotten over you yet

CHORUS
Vocation
All I ever wanted
Vocation
Hard to get away
Vocation
With you I'm not alone

These years beside you
I cannot forget
Ten years beside you and I
Still haven't gotten over you yet

CHORUS
Vocation
All I ever wanted
Vocation
Hard to get away
Vocation
With you I'm not alone

Vocation
All I ever wanted
Vocation
Hard to get away
Vocation
With you I'm not alone


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Sweet Devotion

Parody by Pat Haneke, Akita Grove
April 2004, For the Public Domain
Original Song "Sweet Emotion" please plug address directly into a browser window for music:
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/rambler/116/sweetem.mid

Sweet devotion
Sweet devotion

You talk about things that nobody cares
You're wearing that garb that nobody wears
You're calling out names to the Lord of the Deer
Let's praise their work through the year

Some holy rollin' preacher with a face like a prune
Said the devil'll get me for casting a rune
Well I got good news, he's a real good liar
'Cause there's not harm boogeying out by a fire

Sweet devotion
Sweet devotion

I pulled into town in a Geo car
Your old friends said I took rites just a little to far
They're telling you things but all of them lied
There's a few logs burnt but no animals have died
Yes that's right

You've studied long and first in your class
You'll vigil tonight and then drink from the chalice
Sharing legends, wisdom and lore
Serving friends & woods you adore


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The Song of the Reformed Druid

(Version 1.0) by Geo TwoCrowsChatting (George L. Verge)
October 2004, For the Public Domain
Snow Maple Grove

There is a song that does ring true
This song is shared by me and you

It changes rhythm throughout the year
It's melody is heard far and near

It does true by head, heart and hand
It is found in sky, sea and land

It shines true by the Sun so bright
It glows true by the Moonlit night

It is neither new and neither old
It can't be bought and it can't be sold

It can be found in wood dark and deep
It can be found in lake still and steep

It goes to and fro on whispered breeze
It cannot be burned and does not freeze

It rings through both the Beast and Man
Its rhythm ties them to the land

It is most solid as well as fluid
It is the song of the Reformed Druid


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We are the Druids

Parody by Pat Haneke, Akita Grove
March 2004, For the Public Domain
Original Song "We are the Champions" by Queen
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music:
http://headeye.com/music/midi/QUEEN__We_are_the_Champions.mid

I've found the clues -
Time after time -
I've wrote my ballads -
And cast my rhymes
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through

We are the Druids - my friends
And we'll keep on pondering - without end -
We are the Druids -
We are the Druids
No time for loose thoughts
'cause we art the Druids - of these woods -

I've taken my vows
And went where Nature called
It brought me truth and wisdom and all those debts that goes with it
I thank you all -

But it's been no easy harvest
Nothing else I'd choose
I consider it a challenge to figure out what's best -
Much gained, little to lose -

We are the Druid - my friends
And we'll keep on pondering - without end -
We are the Druids -
We are the Druids
No time for loose thoughts
'cause we art the Druids - of these woods -


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We Move Big Rocks

By Mike, Digitalis Grove
August 2004, For the Public Domain
Original, "We will rock you" by Queen
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Track/2465/wewillrockyou.mid

Laddy you're a boy have a big dream
Playin' in the woods gonna build a big henge some day
You got mud on yo' face
Pick up the pace
Pushin' your rocks all over the place

We move we move big rocks
(sound effects: stomp stomp clap clap...)
We move we move big rocks
(sound effects: stomp stomp clap clap...)

Laddy you're a young man strong man
Shoutin' at the line gonna raise the top stone this day
You got sweat on yo' robe
Steady the rope
Spreadin' your circles all over the globe

We move we move big rocks
(sound effects: stomp stomp clap clap...)
We move we move big rocks
(sound effects: stomp stomp clap clap...)

Laddy you're an old man wise man
Sightin' with your stones gonna chart all the stars some day
You got salt in your beard
The clouds have cleared
It all makes sense what once was weird.

We move we move big rocks
(sound effects: stomp stomp clap clap...)
We move we move big rocks
(sound effects: stomp stomp clap clap...)


2003-2004 Bardic Contest

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Dalon Ap Landu

By Mike, Digitalis Grove
Feb 2003, For the Public Domain
Original was the "Scooby Doo" Theme.
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/3607/scoobyd.mid

Dalon ap Landu, who are you?
We gaze up at your green boughs.
Dalon ap Landu, what are you?
We need to hear from you now.
Come on Lord of Groves, you see our sacrifice is green and perfect
If you don't answer me, come from your tree, we'll just have to pause and reflect.
You know we've got a ritual to do, so Lord of Groves please help us stay on track!
Don't hold back!
And Lord of Groves if you come through you're going to have yourself a whiskey dram!
Not a scam!
Dalon ap Landu, here are you.
We're ready. Are you willing?
If we can count on you, Dal'n'p Landu, I know it'll be fulfilling.


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Spiral Dancers

By Vanessa Sanders
My first attempt here, it's sort of a Druid anthem, I guess.
Original tune 'Tiny Dancer' Elton John
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music
http://members.aol.com/timvp3/tinydanc.mid

Always dreamers
Oracle readers
Worshipping the land-

Reading the runes,
To bardic tunes,
Writing Ogham in the sand.

Druid dreamers -
You must have seen us
Bearing sigils on our vans.

Jesus Freaks out in the streets
Handing tickets out for God.
Taken aback we just grip our staff,
They've never heard of Arianhrod.

Calling the Green Man with all we can
Oak leaves we will burn,
We carry on with magickal songs
As the days grow short and nights grow long.

But oh, how we walk the wheel
From day to day and year to year
I wilderness where they can't hear
The chant so softly---slowly

Chorus:
Invoke the Gods, oh Spiral Dancers
In the groves of Oak and Ivy,
Laugh and dance with wild abandon
The Solstice is today.


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It's Ostara's Whole

Parodied by John Odencrantz
Original: Heart and Soul by Huey Lewis and the News)

Twelve o'clock this morning
A springtime wind came roaring
And in a dream blew winter on its way.
This season when birds are nesting
Ostara bestows her blessing
And autumn seeds are sprouting in the clay.
You see, she plants what she wants.

(REFRAIN)

It's Ostara's whole
It's hot and cold
It's got it all her darkness and her light

Can't you see her standing there?
See how she looks, see how she cares
Who wakens life and turns night into day.
Six o'clock this morning
New seedtime came a dawning
A red egg glowing in the morning rays
And so you plant what you want.

(REFRAIN)

It's Ostara's whole
It's hot and cold
It's got it all her darkness and her light


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Beltane Spell

Parodied by John Odencrantz
(Original was Rebel Yell by Billy Idol)
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music http://idol.execnet.com/

[music]

Last night a little dancer came dancing through the fire.
Last night the logs were burning and the hares jumping higher.
The fairy queen said "Baby I got a license for love
But if it expires pray help from above!"

In the midnight hour life cries "More! More! More!"
In a Beltane spell life wants More more more
In the midday hour, Bel- More more more
In a Beltane spell- More more more
more more more

Throw off those winter's shackles, life won't sit and beg.
The hobby-horse is whirling and the Queen her Jack's wed.
Some tumble in the umbels, some are laughing in the trees.
Spring's set you free. I need you here by me.
Because

In the midnight hour life cries "More! More! More!"
In a Beltane spell life wants More more more
In the midday hour, Bel- More more more
In a Beltane spell- More more more
more more more

Bel sits in his own heaven
Discussing the meaning of fate with Bran's raven:
A ribbon, a tangled-up maypole-like affair.
But Betty's ways are Betty's. Fate won't mess Betty's hair.

[music]

I searched the world for you, babe,
Nine lonely months for you,
Ten thousand miles for you, babe,
A hundred blizzards, too.

I'd visit Dis for your sake
For summer to spend with you,
Caer Sidi-zen for your sake
Justa, justa, justa, justa have you here by me
Because

In the midnight hour life cries "More! More! More!"
In a Beltane spell life wants More more more
In the midday hour, Bel- More more more
In a Beltane spell- More more more
More more more

We're living. This is Beltane.
We want more
More, more, more
More, more, more, more, more

We're living. This is Beltane.
We want more
More, more, more
More, more, more, more, more


Bardic Salvo #12, April 14th, 2003

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Have Yourself a Bonny Blithe Beltane

By Mike Scharding, Digitalis Grove, RDNA
August, 2002 For the Public Domain
Original "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin 1918, & 1938
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music
http://www.geocities.com/ohtoad/xmas/HaveMerryXmas.html

"Have yourself a bonny blithe Beltane
Let the fires burn real bright
Go collect some flowers
In the morning light.

Have yourself a bonny blithe Beltane
Bake the sun-burst bread
When you drink whiskey
It'll go to your head

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore,
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together
If the Fates allow,
Swing a ribbon fair
from the highest pole
And have yourself
A Bonny blithe Beltane, now.

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I Can't get no Ordination

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove, RDNA
November, 2002, for the Public Domain
Lyrics: I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Jagger/Richards)
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music
http://www.sharonkay.com/midi/icantgetnosatisfaction.midi

I can't get no ordination, I can't get no ordination
"but I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm walking in the woods with the ArchDruid of the Grove
He's tellin' me more and more about some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination.
I can't get no. Oh, no, no, no. Hey, hey, hey
That's what I say
I can't get no ordination, I can't get no ordination
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no
When I took their study course and new research made it worse
Sayin' how the druids should be
But I can't join that grove, 'cause it doesn't hold
The same true dogma as me.

I can't get no. Oh, no, no, no. Hey, hey, hey
That's what I say
I can't get no ordination, I can't get no ordination
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no
Now I've surfed sites 'round the world, and I'm doin' this and I'm payin' that
And I'm tryin' to join some group, who tells me
Brother, better come back maybe next life
cause we don't do that with our knife.

I can't get no. Oh, no, no, no. Hey, hey, hey
That's what I say. I can't get no, I can't get no
I can't get no ordination, no ordination
No ordination, no ordination


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Gods Bless America (God bless America)

By Mairi Ceolmhor, DC Grove, RDNA
October 2001, For the Public Domain
Original "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin 1918, & 1938
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music
http://www.geocities.com/god_bless_america_lyrics/godbless.mid

Drum Roll Spoken Introduction:

"While the Ozone depletes all across the globe
Let us swear a strong oath as we don our robes.
Let us all be grateful for the lands so fair
And pour forth our efforts in a solemn prayer."

Gods Bless America,
Both North and South,
Africa, Asia
Europe, Australia
And all that lies in between

From the mountains,
to the prairies
To the oceans,
and deep loam.

Gods Bless our Ecosphere, our tight-linked home.

[Repeat song]


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Gods Bless America (God bless America)

By Mairi Ceolmhor, DC Grove, RDNA
October 2001, For the Public Domain
Original "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin 1918, & 1938
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music http://www.geocities.com/god_bless_america_lyrics/godbless.mid

Drumbeat accompanied Spoken Introduction
"While the Far Right gathers to push through their plans
Let us all remember the promise of this land
Let us all be grateful for private liberty
And stop official religiousity."

God Out of Politics
The state is not your church
You may guide her,
Not override her,
Constitutional liberties!

Heed the crusades
And the abuses
And civil wars
That soon flower.

God out of politics, keep them apart.

[Repeat the song.]


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R-E-F-O-R-M-ED (A.K.A. Earth-Mother's Complaint)

By Eric Powers, Digitalis Community
For the Public Domain, August 2002
Based on Aretha Franklin---"R-E-S-P-E-C-T"
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music
http://rock.mididb.com/20021108/Franklin_Aretha/Respect.mid

[Introductory music]

(ooh) What you want
(ooh) Baby, I got
(ooh) What you need
(ooh) Don't you know I got it?
(ooh) All I'm askin'
(ooh) Is for a little reform when you live here (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you live here
(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong if you're good
Ain't gonna do you wrong (ooh) 'cause I don't wanna (ooh)
All I'm askin' (ooh)
Is for a little respect when you live here (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you live here (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to share with you all my seas and lands
And all I'm askin' in return, understand,
Is to follow my tenets
When you live here (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you live here (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

Ooo, your fortunes (ooh)
may be heaven blest (ooh)
And guess what? (ooh)
So is my harvest (ooh)

Ooo, your achievements (ooh)
They're amazing (ooh)
And guess what? (ooh)
My temperature's raising (ooh)
All I want you to do (ooh) for me
Is change your ways when you live here (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Give it to me (reform, just a little bit)
When you live here, now (just a little bit)

R-E-F-O-R-M-E-D
Change your ways to live with me
R-E-F-O-R-M-E-D
Fix'em, A.S.A.P.

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little reform (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're way overpollutin' (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(re, re, re, re) 'formed
When you live here (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might wake up (reform, just a little bit)
And find out I'm mad (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little reform (just a little bit)


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BIBLE BELT BLUES

By Various Authors at RDNAtalk
Oct, 2002.
Pick any bluesy rhythm.

By Tegwedd

1st Verse
I live in a Bible belt town
Here even JW's & Unis get put brutally down
I just wanna talk about Druidy stuff
Hope you guys think I'm Pagan enough

First Chorus
Oh, it's the Bible Belt blues
It's the Bible Belt blues
Makes me feel so alone,
Can't even talk Druid on the telephone

2nd Verse
Those folks just go Bible thumpin' along
If you listen you can hear their Jesus song
I just wanna hear the wind through the trees
Somebody help me, talk druidry please!

First Chorus
Oh, it's the Bible Belt blues
It's the Bible Belt blues
Makes me feel so alone,
Can't even talk Druid on the telephone

By johnness44@hotmail.com

3rd Verse
From tent meeting to watering hole
They're all worried about my soul
You know it's for the best they say
Think I'll move to californ-I-A

2nd Chorus
Got the bible belt blues
Way down south
Got the bible belt blues
Been told to shut my mouth

By she_of_the_storm@yahoo.com

4th Verse
Wanted to walk me down the aisle
Wanted to show that I'm God's child
Didn't think about what's on my mind
Didn't see that I'm the Nature kind

2nd Chorus
Got the bible belt blues
Way down south
Got the bible belt blues
Been told to shut my mouth

5th Verse
I just wanna hear the wind through the trees
I just wanna feel an evening breeze
Isn't there someone who can help me out?
Any Druid stuff that we can talk about?

2nd Chorus
Got the bible belt blues
Way down south
Got the bible belt blues
Been told to shut my mouth

By Gandalf

6th Verse I was raised by Southern Baptists
They wanted me to be a preacher
I couldn't accept their faith tests
The Goddess, I had to meet her

2nd Chorus
Got the bible belt blues
Way down south
Got the bible belt blues
Been told to shut my mouth

By Tegwedd

7th Verse
Outlander remembers says I understand
I bet he had his trouble with the good ole preacher man
Preacher man says do as the Bible done told
I just want to enjoy nature as I grow old

3rd Chorus
Yeah, I'm stuck in the Bible Belt way down south
Where all the women got to shut their mouths
But on this list I got my say,
It's good to live the Druid way

8th Verse
I was raised by the Baptists
Got myself wrapped in
a born again cocoon
What the hell happened?

9th Verse
All I wanted was to
Play in the forest
Romp through the meadows
Listen to the breeze
Talkin' to the trees

3rd Chorus
Yeah, I'm stuck in the Bible Belt way down south
Where all the women got to shut their mouths
But on this list I got my say,
It's good to live the Druid way

By brightmirage ;)

10th Verse
Autumn leaves are falling down,
wondrous rustles as my feet touch the ground.
Nature kisses my very soul,
Why can't these Bible thumpers FEEL what I KNOW

3rd Chorus
Yeah, I'm stuck in the Bible Belt way down south
Where all the women got to shut their mouths
But on this list I got my say,
It's good to live the Druid way


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"Sister Druid" ("Sister Christian")

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove, RDNA
January 2003, For the Public Domain
Original Song was "Sister Christian", 1980s by Ranger Night
Plug this address directly into a browser window for music http://members.tripod.com/~ellisbell/Sisterch.mid

[Introductory piano music]

Sister Druid, oh the time has come
And you know you're the only one to say, OK
Where you going, what you searching for?
You know those guys don't want to play by the rules.
It's true.

You're wavering
How much till you fight?
Defending all your rights,
Let's make a stand tonight.

Friend, you know you're growing up so wise
And yet we're worrying that you won't realize, your turn is here.
Sister Druid, there's such crap in life
Don't you give up on it till the strife, is through.
It's true, it's true yeah.

You're standing firm
Now you've seen the light
You've got goals in your sights
And planning through the night

[Refrain thrice]

Sister Druid, oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one to say, enough.
But you're protesting
Yeah, standing firm.


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Vigiler's Song ("Memories")

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove, RDNA
Sep 2002, For the Public Domain
Original "Memories" by Webber from the musical "Cats"
Groove along with music at http://www.angelfire.com/me4/midis/Midifiles/Memories.mid

Midnight; not a sound from the forest
And the moon's lost in the clouds.
I am sitting alone.
By the campfire, the withered leaves collect at my feet,
And the wind begins to moan.

Vigiling; all alone in the moonlight.
I have read of the old days,
It was more simple then.
I remember the first time I knew what Reform was.
Let those memories live again.

Every religion seems to give only dire warnings
Threats are muttered and the campfire sputters
But soon it will be morning

Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise.
I must think of a new life,
And I mustn't give in.
When the dawn comes, I will work for Dalon ap Landu
And a new job will begun.

Burnt out ends of smokey logs
The strange cold smell of morning.
The campfire dies, another night is over,
Another day is dawning.

Touch Her, it's so easy to ignore her.
All alone with the Earth-Mother
All my days in the sun.
If you touch Her, you'll understand what Druidism is.
Look, a new day has begun.


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Liturgy (Memory)

By Mike, Digitalis Grove, RDNA
January 2003, For the Public Domain
Original "Memories" by Webber from the musical "Cats"
Music at http://www.angelfire.com/me4/midis/Midifiles/Memories.mid

Mid-day, not a gust from the four winds
Has the rite lost its potency?
I try to improvise
On the altar, the scribbled pages burn in a flash,
And the winds begin to moan.

Liturgies, fixed praises in the sunlight
We can relive the old days
It was radical then
I remember the way we ran free in the woods
Let those actions live again.

Every season seems to bring cliched repetition
Something muttered and the green leaves flutters,
And soon it is tradition.

Dogma, unexamined old beliefs
Can choke out a group's life force,
So we must't give in.
When the rite ends, this rite must be a memory too.
And a new view will begin

Burnt out thoughts and
The stale cold smell of structure
The muse's lamp dies, another creed is started

Reach out, it's so easy to mouth words,
All the priests know that this is true
During days in your grove
If you feel them, you'll understand what devotion is,
And for new days, choose new words.


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Ode to the RDNA Anthology

by sweetfaery_hm@msn.com
January 2003 For the Public Domain
sung to the tune of "This is the song that never ends"

This is the book that never ends
It just goes on and on my friends,
Some Druids started writing it
Not knowing what it was.
And they'll continue writing it forever just because
This is the book that never ends...


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"Secular Teaching" (Sexual Healing)

Parody by Mike Scharding
January 2003
Original Lyrics by Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing" early 80s from the album "Because".
Groove along with music at http://www.geocities.com/midiruxpin/sexual_healing.mid

Ba-by, School's hot just like an oven,
Don't like my coven
And baby, I can't stand it much longer
Bigotry's stronger and stronger

And when I hear that preaching I want secular teaching
Secular teaching
Teach nothing divine
Just educate our minds.
Secular teaching baby, is good for me
Secular teaching is something that's good for me.

Whenever school vouchers are rising
And my public taxes' supporting religious scripts
There is something I can do
I can get on the telephone and call my school board
Honey, you know I'll be there to support them
'Cause they have to deal with all that venom
If you don't know how to stop school preaching
I can tell you darling that it's secular teaching

Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Let's make cause today
Get up, get up, get up, get up
Don't let'em have their way ,p> Baby, I got news this morning
A sea is storming all around us.
Our wise policy's capsizing
Under a wave of proselytizing.

And when I hear that preaching
I want secular teaching
Secular teaching, is good for me
Teach nothing divine, learn that at church
Just educate our minds, and its good for us
Secular teaching baby is good for me
Secular teaching is something that's good for me

And it's good for me
And it's good for me.
My baby
Ohhh


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Brigit Goldenhair (Sung to Sister Golden Hair Surprise)

By John Odencrantz
Jan 17, 2003 For the Public Domain
Original was "Sister Golden Hair Surprise" by America
Groove along with music at http://www.siennabasenjis.com/sisterg.mid

Music prelude

If you try to worship Sunday you will get too damned depressed.
They may turn their light on one day, but for now just let them rest.
Plant a tree at nature's altar, cycle plastic, write a rhyme.
Just to stew in darkness sure would be a crime.

Others never think about her, Brigit Goldenhair. You try,
But you just can't live without her, though it's hard to say just why.
Every day you're more despondent, hope is too too hard to find.
That's when Brigit blows her flame into your mind.

When the year's in winter's middle, when the snow is in the air,
When the icicles are brittle then you know that Brigit's there.
Try to fake it, I don't mind sayin' it just won't make it.

music interlude

Others never think about her, Brigit Goldenhair. You try,
But you just can't live without her, though it's hard to say just why.
Every day you're more despondent, hope is too too hard to find.
That's when Brigit blows her flame into your mind.

When the year's in winter's middle, when the snow is in the air,
When the icicles are brittle then you know that Brigit's there.
Try to fake it, I don't mind sayin' it just won't make it.


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Nobody Does it Simpler

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove
January 2003, Public Domain
Original "Nobody Does it Better" by Carley Simon (007's "The Spy Who Loved Me")
Groove along with music at http://www.geocities.com/laylaskye/noboddoesbet.mid

Nobody does it simpler
Among many, you're just one way
Nobody does it with such good humor
Druids,… you're okay.
I wasn't lookin'
But somehow you found me
I tried to hide from your fire's light
But like ravens above me
The Gods who love me
Are teaching all their secrets through the night

And nobody does it simpler
Though sometimes I wish someone could
Nothing fills me quite the way you do
From my bare-feet up to my hood.
The ways that you told me
Whenever you told me
There's some kind of magic inside you
That keeps me from runnin'
So just keep them comin'
How can I learn to do those things you do?

No one does it simpler
Among many, you're just one way
Nobody does it with such good humor
Druids
Druids
Dalon, you're o-kay
Druids you're o-kay
Druids you're o-kay


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Crazy For You

By Pat Haneke at Akita Grove
December 2002, For the Public Domain
Original "Crazy for You" by Madonna from movie "Vision Quest"
Groove along with music at http://www.sequinsbyeileen.com/midi/crazyforyou.mid

(music prelude)

Swaying trees as the warm wind blows
Druids watching the mixed whiskey's flow
Four directions, now linked, become one
We can see you through the smokey air
What kind of lesson will you now share?
You're so close, but still a world away
What I'm dying to say, is that

CHORUS:
I'm crazy for you
Teach me once, and I'll seek what's true
I never wanted any faith like this
It's all old yet new,
I'm crazy for you,
I'm crazy for you

Trying hard to direct my soul
Insight's arrival is beyond control
In the woods we meet, no words at all.
Slowly, now as I leave my youth,
Every breath, I'm deeper into truth
Soon we both are dancing free in time
If you read my mind, you'll know

CHORUS:
I'm crazy for you
Teach me once, and I'll seek what's true
I never want any faith like this
It's all old yet new,
I'm crazy for you,
I'm crazy for you

LAST PART (fade out):
It's old and yet new,
I'm crazy for you
And I must seem a foo
l I'm crazy, crazy for you


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I'm Going to Start A Grove

By Mike Scharding, DC Grove, RDNA
Dec. 2002 for the Public Domain
Original "I'm in the mood for love" by Dorothy Fields
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://www.piano-bar.com/pages/moodlove.htm

I'm going to start a grove
Simply, because they're near me.
Funny, when Druids're near me
I'm going to start a grove.

When birds fly in the skies,
Bright as the stars we're under
Oh, is it any wonder
I'm going to start a grove?

Why stop to think of whether
This little dream might fade?
We've followed paths together
Now we are one, we're not afraid.

If there's a cloud above,
If it should rain, we'll let it.
That too's wisdom, we'll get ...
I'm going to start a grove.


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One is the Loneliest Deity

By Anonymous RDNA Druid in Missouri
Jan. 2003 for the Public Domain
Original "One is the Loneliest Number" by Three Dog Night in the 60/70s.
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://www.geocities.com/laylaskye/one.mid

(music start)

One is the loneliest deity that you'll ever have
Two [or three] can be as bad as one
It's the loneliest pantheon since the number one

(music)

"Mono" is the saddest experience, I've ever known
Uno, is the dullest experience, to play alone
'Cause one is the loneliest system that just will not grow.
When you've the loneliest deity, it won't let you go.

It's just no good anymore since They went away
Now I spend my days, just seeking ways, trying to pray
One is the loneliest deity
One is the loneliest deity
One is the loneliest deity that you'll ever know
One is the loneliest, one is the loneliest
One is the loneliest deity that you'll ever know

It's just no good anymore since They went away

Number
One is the loneliest
Number
One is the loneliest
Number
One is the loneliest deity that you'll ever know
(Repeat in various forms)


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Like a Vigil (Like a Young God)

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove, RDNA
September, 2002 for the Public Domain
Based on "Like a Virgin" by Madonna
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://www.terrilynnesworld.com/files/LikeAvirgin_Madonna_RPOcs.mid
http://www.beautifulmadonna.com/midi/likeavirgin.mid for more hip version.

I went into the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat, incomplete
I then cried, I was dyed black and blue,
But I found my god
Yea, I found my god
Dalan ap Landu

Like a young god (Hey!)
Invoked for the very first time
Like a young god.
When your winds talk
Back to me

Gonna give you all my prayers, Dal
My fears are fading fast
Been saving them all for you
'Cause only truth can last

You're so fine and you're mine
I'll grow strong, yeah, I'll be divine
Oh your way unleashed
Yea, your ways unleashed
Me from fears and lies.

Like a young god (hey!)
Invoked for the very first time
Like a young god.
When your winds talk
Back to me

Oooh, oooh, ooohh

As a sign, I'll build a shrine
I love your whiskey, (and not his wine.)
'Cause it makes me feel
Yeah, it makes me feel
Like a fire that shines.

Like a young god
Invoked for the very first time
Like a young god.
When your winds talk
Back to me

Like a young god, ooh, ooh
Like a vigiler
So much truth inside
When I hear you, and you wind blows, and you join me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Ooh, Dalon

Can't you please join with me In the dance of time?


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Earth Goddess (Teen Angel)

By Eric Powers, Digitalis Grove, RDNA
Nov. 2002 for the Public Domain
Original "Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at
http://www.garyrog.50megs.com/midi/teenangel.mid

INTRO:
Earth Goddess, Earth Goddess, Earth Goddess, ooooooh….

That Samhain night, the door was closed
The hand reached from the crack
We rushed to you, but we were late,
Carried away, but looking back

CHORUS:
Earth Goddess, can you hear me?
Earth Goddess, are you near me?
Are you somewhere down below
In Spring, will you let the new plants grow?

What was it you were looking for,
When he took you that night?
They say they found a pomegranate
Clutched in your fingers tight.

Earth Goddess, can you hear me?
Earth Goddess, are you near me?
Are you somewhere down below
In Spring, will you let the new plants grow?

Just six long months that you'll be gone
They'd taken you away.
I hope to drink your waters again
On that joyous warm May Day.

Earth Goddess, can you hear me?
Earth Goddess, are you near me?
Are you somewhere down below
In Spring, will you let the new plants grow?

Earth Goddess, Earth Goddess
Answer me, please...


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Under the Dolmen (Under the Boardwalk)

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove, RDNA
December, 2002 for the Public Domain
Originally "Under the Boardwalk" by the Drifters
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://www.discoverynet.com/~ajsnead/allsongs_1/bdwalk.html

[Sidhe is pronounced "Shee"]

Oh when the sun beats down and burn the flowers on the heath
And your head get so hot you wish you were ten feet beneath
Under the dolmen, down with the Sidhe, yeah.
On a tartan with my lassie is where I'd be.

From the road you hear the haunting sound of wee bag pipe
Mm-mmm, you can taste the apples which are always ripe
Under the dolmen, down with the Sidhe
On a tartan with my lassie is where I'd be.

(Under the dolmen) out of the sun
(Under the dolmen) we'll be havin' some fun
(Under the dolmen) people working above
(Under the dolmen) we'll be making love
Under the dolmen (dolmen!)

[break]
ooooh, under the dolmen, down with the Sidhe, yeah
On a tartan with my lassie is where I'd be.

(Under the dolmen) out of the sun
(Under the dolmen) we'll be havin' some fun
(Under the dolmen) people working above
(Under the dolmen) we'll be making love
Under the dolmen (dolmen!)


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Solstice Song

By Rachel
July 17, 2002/07/29
(Adapted from the popular Christian song "Shine Jesus Shine")
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://home.att.net/~icu8/midis/christian/shinejesusshine.htm

This came to me at about 1am last night as I was trying to sleep...ah well. A belated Solstice song, but it might work for other holidays as well. Guitar chords might be on TabCrawler someplace, but the search function is down and I don't know who wrote the song, which is the only way to find songs at the moment. It works as an a capella tune in the meantime.

Shine, Be'al, shine,
Fill this land with your Solstice blessings
Blaze, balefire, blaze,
Purify us tonight
Flow, chalice, flow
Let the Waters-of-Life be blessed
Send forth the Sun, Bel
And celebrate the light!


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I've got Friends in Stone Circles (Friends in Low Places)

By Mike Scharding, Digitalis Grove in D.C.
December 2002, Public Domain
Original song by Garth Brooks, "I've got Friends in Low Places"
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at
http://captain-dave.com/music_factory/friends.mid

[Short intro music]

I upset those elites
I showed up in sheets
And ruined their interfaith prayer
The rest had one god
I looked like a clod
I was barefoot with flowers in my hair
I saw the surprise
And concern in their eyes
When I did a wild ritual dance
They might not call
Me to their winter ball
But I don't mind if there's no chance.

'Cause I've got friends in stone circles
Where the whiskey flows, and the sickles
cut my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on dogma's shackles
Think I'll stick close to those natural cycles
Oh, I've got friends in stone circles

Well, I guess I did wrong
I just don't belong
Perhaps, it was my sacrifice?
I guess its no good
I should stay in the woods
And just three escorts should suffice (oof!)
Hey I didn't mean
To cause a big scene
Just gimme an hour out there and then
Well, I'll be as high
As that place in the sky
That you're so desperate to go in

'Cause I've got friends in stone circles
Where the whiskey flows and the sickles
Cut my blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on dogma's shackles
Think I'll stick close to those natural cycles
Oh, I've got friends in stone circles

[Repeat chorus twice or until the end]

Optional 2nd Verse:

Well, I guess I did wrong I just don't belong
Perhaps, it was my sacrifice?
I guess its no good
I should stay in the woods
And just three escorts should suffice (oof!)
Hey I didn't mean
To cause a big scene
I thought you'd like diversity
Be dull, if you please
I'll head back to the trees
And resume my own ministry

"Friends in Stone Circles" LINE DANCE
CHOREOGRAPHER: Unknown
DESCRIPTION: 4 Wall Line Dance
LEVEL: Beginner
COUNTS: 24

By the way, CCW="Counter Clock wise"

COUNTS / STEP DESCRIPTIONS

ROCK STEPS:
1-4 Weight on left foot, begin with right foot rock forward then return weight to left foot.
Step right foot back to rock backward, then return weight to left foot.
1-1/4 PIVOT TURNS - 3 LEFT PIVOT TURNS AND STOMP/CLAP:
5-12 Step forward on right foot then change weight to left foot and make a 1/2 turn CCW.
Step forward on right foot then change weight to left foot and make a 1/2 turn CCW.
Step forward on right foot then change weight to left foot and make a 1/4 turn CCW.
Stomp with Right Foot, then clap and hold for last count while shift weight to left to get ready for the Raggae steps.

RAGGAE RIGHT - STEP RIGHT, WIGGLE, BRING LEFT NEXT TO RIGHT:
13-16 Step Right Foot to side for two beats, wiggle,
Bring Left Foot beside right on third beat, wiggle/hold on 4.

RAGGAE LEFT TWICE - STEP LEFT, WIGGLE, BRING RIGHT NEXT TO LEFT:
17-20 Step Left Foot to side for two beats, wiggle.
Bring Right Foot beside Left, wiggle/hold on 4.
21-24 Step Left Foot to side for two beats, wiggle.
Bring Right Foot beside Left, wiggle/hold on 4.

BEGIN AGAIN!


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The Netherworld

by Danae Jett a.k.a. "Jade Wolf"
Oct 2002 For the Public Domain
Original Song "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan 1966
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/aaa/lyrics/margaritaville.htm
Here's something I composed about 2 years ago. It pretty much summed up my confusion as a newbie back then.

Sittin' on my front porch, playing with my Quija board,
trying to find somone to make sense of it all.
I called up Gerald Gardner to be my magickal partner.
He just said, "Hey, woman, leave me alone!"

Wasting away again in the Netherworld.
Searchin' for my lost Tarot cards.
Some people claim that there's a Christian to blame,
but I know it's nobody's fault.

Tried to read Crowley, but he's kind of scary.
That damned LaVey gave me the wrong kind of advice.
But, Laurie tried to helped me, and Scott never left me,
but what they said, I don't understand at all.

Wasting away again in the Netherworld.
Searchin' for my lost Tarot cards.
Some people say that there's a Jew to blame,
but I know, hell, it could be my fault.

Don't know the reason I stay here all season.
I have nothing to show but this magickal name.
But it's kinda pretty, and a wee bit silly.
What It means I haven't a clue.

Wasting away again in the Netherworld.
Searchin' for my lost Tarot Cards.
Some people claim that there's a Hindu to blame,
but I know it's my own damn fault.


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Minnesota

By Mike Scharding & Eric Powers, Digitalis Grove
Nov, 2002, Public Domain,
Original: Shenandoah is a traditional song.
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://tinchicken.com/songs/country/shenan.htm
What a beautiful MIDI, it's almost hymn like. You can change Minnesota to California or whatever mystical destination you'd like.

Oh Minnesota, I long to see you.
Way hey, you fields & forest
Minnesota, I long to see you.
Away, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Potomac [or any large river or mountain range]

O Minnesota, I love your autumn
Way hey, you fields & forest
Your falling leaves, say snow will soon come
Away, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Potomac

O Minnesota has frightening winters
Way hey, you fields & forest
Her fierce cold wind, make snowmen shiver
Away, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Potomac

Seven Years, I went to Carleton
Way hey, you fields & forest
Seven more, a lonely quest
Away, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Potomac

Oh Minnesota, I must now depart
Way hey, you fields & forest
But you remain in mind & heart
Away, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Potomac

Oh Minnesota, now over mountains
Way hey, you fields & forest
Minnesota, you're wisdom's fountain
Away, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Potomac


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Missionary's Song ("It's Not Unusual")

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove RDNA,
August, 2002 for the Public Domain
Lyrics: "It's not Unusual" by Tom Jones
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://www.heavenlywebs.net/midis/oldies/itsnotunusual_tjones.mid
NOTE: Please do not throw underwear at the author.

It's not unusual to worship a jealous desert god
It's not unusual to have theology that is too hard
But when I see you worshiping nature like some clod
It's not unusual to hear me cry, "Oh I hope you fry!"

It's not unusual to deny all the gods, but one,
So, I hate to see you dance and prance praising the sun
If your god fails, she's fake, but with mine, it's a mystery
It's not unusual it'll happen soon some day, no matter what you say.

    So, We pull it off nearly all the time
    Folk just never do what I want them to
    Why can't this crazy crowd be mine?

It's not unusual to undercut other faiths
It's not unusual to say that they're unsafe
But if I ever find that you've weakened at anytime
It's not unusual to find I'm trying to convert you.

Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh


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My Wishy-Washy Faith (Achy-Breaky Heart)

By Mike Scharding, Digitalis Grove
December, 2002, Public Domain
Original by Billy Ray Cyrus (c.1995) "Don't tell my heart (my achy-breaky heart)"
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at http://captain-dave.com/music_factory/achybrky.mid with the accompanying symphony, pull your boots on, and try line-dancing to it (see public domain dance at the end).
"Goodness, but this is a catchy beat. I had a great deal of trouble considering what I'd do if someone dis'ed my faith (if that's what it is), and the most violent comeback I could think of, was a carefull examination of their own idiosyncracies from an outside perspective (i.e. mine). Hope you enjoy it. By the way, wasn't Dis (Pater) one of the Gods that Caeser said the Celts worshipped? If so, dis-ing is in our nature too! "

You can say our group is just eclectic soup
That we have no plan for when life ends.
You can say our church will leave us in a lurch
And we won't go to heaven with your friends.

Yes, we love our trees, so don't cut them down please
They clean your air and shade your city streets
You can keep your high walls, we'll answer nature's call
And yes our fashion's just two tied bedsheets.

But don't dis my faith,
My wishy-washy faith,
I know you think we're just some fools;
And if you dis my faith,
My wishy-washy faith,
You might hear yours judged by our own rules.

You can say you're pure, boast dogma's fine allure
And morals chiseled in ancient days,
We have our own codes, that we've picked up on the road
We all can disagree and that's okay.

You can stay that stones, plants, animals alone
Will never fill our soul's deepest needs
But we can think ourself, or read books from the shelf
We have a garden where you see only weeds.

But don't dis my faith,
My wishy-washy faith,
I know you think we're just some fools;
And if you dis my faith,
My wishy-washy faith,
You might hear yours judged by our own rules.

[Repeat final chorus 6 or so times]

ACHY BREAKY HEART (SGSC STYLE)*

CHOREOGRAPHER: Irene Groundwater
COUNT: 32 TYPE: 4 Wall Line Dance LEVEL: Beginner
MUSIC: Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus

GRAPEVINE TO THE RIGHT WITH A TOUCH
1-2 Right foot steps Right, Left crosses behind Right
3-4 Right foot steps Right, Left touches beside Right

LEFT FORWARD, RIGHT SLIDES TO LEFT, REPEAT 3 TIMES 5-6 Left foot forward, Right slides to Left foot changing weight onto Right
7-8 Left foot forward, Right slides to Left foot changing weight onto Right
9-10 Left foot forward, Right slides to Left foot changing weight onto Right
11-12 Left foot forward, Right slides to Left foot changing weight onto Right

GRAPEVINE TO THE LEFT WITH A TOUCH
13-14 Left foot steps left, Right crosses behind Left
15-16 Left foot steps left, Right touches beside Left

3 STEPS BACK WITH A TOUCH
17-18 Right steps back, Left steps back
19-20 Right steps back, Left touches beside Right

LEFT FORWARD, RIGHT SLIDES TO LEFT, LEFT FORWARD, TOUCH RIGHT BESIDE LEFT
21-22 Left steps forward, Right slides to left foot changing weight onto Right
23-24 Left steps forward, Right touches beside Left

(1/4 TURN RIGHT) RIGHT FOOT FORWARD TO RIGHT, TOUCH LEFT TO RIGHT
25-26 Right foot faces to the right (1/4 turn right), Left touches beside Right

(1/2 TURN LEFT) LEFT FOOT FORWARD TO LEFT, TOUCH RIGHT TO LEFT
27-28 Left foot faces to the left (1/2 turn left), Right touches beside Left

GRAPEVINE TO THE RIGHT, FINISH WITH WEIGHT ON LEFT FOOT
29-30 Right foot steps Right, Left crosses behind Right
31-32 Right foot steps Right, Left closes to Right

REPEAT DANCE PATTERN AGAIN AND ENJOY

*Choreographed for South Granville Seniors Center Line Dance Class for "Galaxy of Stars" Event
Note: This step description may be freely copied and distributed, but may not be altered or re-written without the express permission of the choreographer. All rights reserved.
From: aiground@attcanada.ca (Irene Groundwater)


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They Call Me Fluid Druid

By Pat Haneke
Oct 2002 For the Public Domain
Original Song "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan 1966
Right-Click below and open a new window to listen to the music at ,
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Cockpit/1344/midi/Mellow.mid After reading the posting on the conference about the ADF song, it got the juices flowing.

I'm just mad about rock rings
Green trees give me a thrill
I think deep on most things
Sip long nights on a hill

{Refrain}
They call me fluid druid
(Quite rightly)
They call me fluid druid
(Quite rightly)
They call me fluid druid

I'm just mad about triples,
Wales, Gaul, Ireland
I'm just mad about sickles
World in a grain of sand

{Refrain}

Past ideas behind follow
Forward new unknown road
Heard ways broad and narrow
Tending seeds that I sowed

{Refrain}

(So fluid, he's so druid)

Eclectical religion
Is gonna show us some new ways
Eclectical religion
Is bound to be growing these days.

{Refrain}

Rock rings, yeah,.. ..
Green trees give me a thrill
I think deep on most things
Sip long nights on a hill

{Refrain}

(Oh so fluid, oh so druid)

{2nd verse, Refrain, 3rd Verse. Refrain, 4th Verse, Refrain, etc. to fade}


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Reformed Druids (New York, New York)

By Mike Scharding, Digitalis Grove
Nov 2002, Public Domain
Based on "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra
Right-click below to open a new window to listen to the sing-a-long music at
http://users.cis.net/sammy/newyork.htm Yet another pro-RDNA anthem. (^o^)/

[Short musical prelude]

Winds blowing off leaves, I'm seeking a new way
I want to be a part of those Reformed Druids
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the many mysteries, Reformed Druids

I want to grow out in a new faith, that doesn't cringe
And find I'm not that bad off - here on the fringe.

Those little mind blues, are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it - with the Druids
If I can find truth there, I'll find it everywhere
I'll walk with you - Reformed Druids.

(Musical interlude)

Re---formed Dru---ids
I want to grow out in a new faith, that doesn't cringe
To find one way, yea, one way among many
Jump through the fires and with hardly a singe

Those little mind blues, are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it - with the Druids
If I can find truth there, I'll find it everywhere
I'll walk with you - Reformed Druids.


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Knockin on Samhain's Door

By Anonymous RDNA Druid from Nebraska
Nov 2002, For the Public Domain
Original Lyrics from Bob Dylan's "Knockin on Heaven's Door" 1967
http://bobdylan.50g.com/BD-BDYLAN-Knockin'%20On%20Heaven's%20Door-1.mid
right click for musical MIDI in seperate window

Server, take these ribbons from me
I can't use it anymore
It's getting too dark to see
Feel I'm knocking on Samhain's door

Chorus:
Knock, knock, knockin' on Samhain's door (x4)

Server, put the whiskey away.
We won't use them anymore
Winter's here with sober days
I feel I'm knockin' on Samhain's door.

Knock, knock, knockin' on Samhain's door (x4)
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I Am the Very Model of a Modern A.D.F. Druid

By Some Cheeky Reformed Druids ,
Original "I am the very model of a modern major-general"
For the Public Domain, Oct 2002
http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/pirates/p13.mid right click for musical MIDI in seperate window

"Apologies tendered in advance to A.D.F., but the muse has spoken."

SENIOR DRUID
We are the very model of the ADF syndicate
Completed all the paperwork in 501-c triplicate
My documents have stated that I really can go hug a tree
As long as all the hugging will reflect the proper P-I-E

Although the Druids didn't live in parts of southern Pakistan
The ADF has told me go ahead and be one if I can
If Dumezil has said its so then ADF law it shall be
Who cares if it is Celtic because memberships are all we need

ALL
Who cares if it is Celtic because memberships are all we need
Who cares if it is Celtic because memberships are all we need
Who cares if it is Celtic because memberships are all we really really need

SENIOR DRUID
We are a church because the state says so categorical
With a dozen staff involved in matters financ-i-al
Our seminary program was first and really quite radical
Even though the grading staff has gone on a sabbatical

ALL Our seminary program was first and really quite radical
Even though the grading staff has gone on a sabbatical

SENIOR DRUID
I know our mythic history from Celtic to Indo-Iranian
I can cite the gods from Nordic lands to Peloponesian
I spend my nights in libraries with ancient texts thick in dust
I have not time for trees since for Druids study is a must

We're the fastest growing religion with lots of new improvements
Unfortunately our numbers are dropping due to poor recruitment
We've given up that Wiccan bunk and moved up since R.D.N.A.
We've dropped such colorful excesses and instead chose a dismal grey

ALL
They've stopped such colorful excesses and instead chose a dismal grey
They've stopped such colorful excesses and instead chose a dismal grey
They've stopped such colorful excesses and instead chose a dismal grey

SENIOR DRUID
Then I can write a washing bill in old Irish on birch ogham sticks
And tell you how a high culture was preserved by some illiterate hicks
When we say "Why not excellence?," our ego, please do not suspect
For to play along with the Big Boys you must first earn their respect.

ALL
When we say "Why not excellence?," our ego, please do not suspect
For to play along with the Big Boys you must first earn their respect.

SENIOR DRUID
In fact, when I know what is meant by "Robbie Burns" and "La Tene urns'
When I can tell at sight a Valkirie from the thunder god Perkon.
Producing such accomplished priests is our proud speciality
Why, in fact, in twenty years we've produced about two or three.

When I have learnt what progress has been made in modern theology
When I know more of dogma than a novice in organic chemisty
In short, when I've finally mastered the world's longest liturgy
You'll say a better modern Druid priest has never touched a tree.

ALL
You'll say a better modern Druid priest has never touched a tree.
You'll say a better modern Druid priest has never touched a tree.
You'll say a better modern Druid priest has never touched a tree.

SENIOR DRUID
For our religious knowledge, though we're pluck and adventury,
Tries to merge modern life with one back Thirty century
No four quarters, our's is divided into the earth, sky and fluids
We are the very model of the modern A.D.F. Druids

ALL
No four quarters, our's is divided into the earth, sky and fluids
We are the very model of the modern A.D.F. Druids


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Unpronounceable Deity Chant

From Anonymous, July 2002
Sung to "Isis Astarte"
Public Domain
"I thought it would be nice to add my own version to the award winning spoof from last year. Here you go."

Camaxtli, Canzotz, Tlaloc, Tlazolteol,
Hunapu, Itzamna, Xochipilli


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I Will Survive

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove, June 2002
"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaylor in the 70s
For the Public Domain
http://www.superseventies.com/midijukebox/iwillsurvive.mid right click for musical MIDI in seperate window

"Okay, it's a bit over the top, and I'm really not this bitter,
but some people are, and this song is for them. Keep up the good fight."

At first I was afraid I was petrified
Kept thinkin' I could never live
Without your God by my side
But then I spent so many nights
Thinkin' how YOU did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learnt how to get along
I know your belief system is corrupt
I just walked in to find you here
With that flock of sheep to back you up
I should have made you read other books
I should have made you love diversity
If I'd've known for just one second
You'd be back to bother me.

Go on now, go walk out the door
Just turn around now
('cause) you're not in charge anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to
hurt me with the "good" book
Did I crumble
Did you think I'd kneel down and cry?

Oh no, not I. I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to think
I know I'll stay alive;
I've gone and joined a Druid group
To my sick soul they're chicken soup, and
I'll survive,
I will survive. Hey hey.

[Interlude]

It took all the strength I had not to scratch n' chafe
Kept trying hard to mend the pieces
Of my broken faith
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high
And you see me with new gods
I'm not that chained up little person
Like all you silly clods
And so you feel like droppin' in
And just expect me to recant,
Now I'm savin' all my prayin'
For some gods who aren't tyrants.

Go on now, go walk out the door
Just turn around now
('cause) you're not in charge anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to
hurt me with the "good" book
Did I crumble
Did you think I'd kneel down and cry?

Oh no, not I. I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to think
I know I'll stay alive;
I've gone and joined a Druid group
To my sick soul they're chicken soup, and
I'll survive,
I will survive. Hey hey.

[Repeat various verses and choruses and fade away....]


2001-2002 Bardic Contest

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May, Be a Little Bit Warmer!

By Pat Haneke, Akita Grove. October 2001
Based on the classic song "Stay, just a little bit longer"
No copyright is claimed, for the Public Domain.
http://www.angelfire.com/id/wildjj/midi.html for music MIDI
Based on talk of frigid relations by members of the home grove in Minnesota.

Seductively spoken intro:
"Oh baby, let's go and play in the field,
and see what treasures they may yield,
I know there's frost on the grass at dawn,
But, I pray that the Gods'll hear this song."

(start "Doo-wopping!")

May, ahhhh!, be a little bit warmer!
Please, please, please, please, please,
Tell me that you will warm-up.

Now the rain I don't mind,
And the wind I don't mind,
If we have a nice warm day, ya,
Just one more time.

Oh, won't Beltane be, just a little bit warmer,
This cold saps all our youthful ardours.

Won't you place your sweet lips to mine,
Won't you say you love me 'spite frost & rime.

Oh, ya, just a little bit warmer,
Please, please, please, please, please,
Tell me that you will warm-up.

Come on, come on, come on, May,
Come on, come on, come on, May, in Mi-nne-so-ta.
Come on, come on, come on, May, May , May, May
Come on, come on, come on, May.


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Mother Earth

By Donald Edwards, 2001, For the public Domain.
Currently composing music, but feel free to make your own tune
or give me a call and I'll sing it for you. dolanimus@aol.com

The morning dew lays upon the grass,
As golden rays shed first light,
The songbirds sing in the beginning,
And help chase away the night.

A gentle breeze softly blowing,
Each little blade and stem,
And whispering among the trees,
And sway each Bardic Hem.

Her breath as sweet as heather,
Her touch as soft as fine sand,
Her essence breathing new strength,
To all across the land.

Praise the loving Druids,
Who tend her with such care,
For they do know the love she gives,
And her gifts she does willing share.

HEAR THESE WORDS OF THE DRUIDS,
FOR ALL YE LEND AN EAR,
OUR GREATEST LOVE IS OUR MOTHER EARTH,
WITHOUT HER, WOULD YOU BE HERE?

The shouting is intended to fill the world
with awareness of all Mother Earth
does for them.


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Eternal Flame

Filking by Mike, Digitalis Grove
April 2002, For the Public Domain
Original "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles.
I was inspired by "That 80's Show".
The music & lyrics at http://www.clinton.net/~sammy/eternal.htm

Clear the ground, give me some wood, sibling
Let's get this bonfire burning, do you understand
Do you feel the same, in this holy season?
Is this burning an eternal flame?

Bel's bonfire should burn to dawn, sibling,
I'll watch when you are sleeping, then its your turn.
Do you trust the songs, are you now dreaming?
So is this burning an eternal flame?

Call His name, sun shines through the rain
A life-force so powerful, with us through joy and pain
I don't want to lose this feeling.

[break]

Call His name, sun shines through the rain
A life-force so powerful, with us through joy and pain
I don't want to lose this feeling.

Clear the ground, give me some wood, sibling
Let's get this bonfire burning, do you understand
Do you feel the same, in this holy season?
Is this burning an eternal flame?

[break]

Is this burning an eternal flame?

An eternal flame?


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BONUS SONG: Dance the Maypole

Off the internet
Filked lyrics: TJ Scott

Music: "Come Together" by The Beatles
Original lyrics: Lennon/McCartney
MIDI music file at http://www.whozat.com/beatles_midi_files.shtml

Here comes the Green man
He wake up from his slumber
He got corded muscles
He want joyful dancers
He got hair snarled, full of leaves
Looking for the Goddess
Cause She has what he needs

He has no shoes on
He got cloven tootsies
He got eyes that linger
He got big broad shoulders
He say I'm in you, and you're in me
When you're doing Spring Rites
You should feel you are free
Dance the May pole, in joy
Be set free

He likes seduction
He got years of practice
He got tongue like honey
He got skillful fingers
You'll get heat, up above your knees
Leave you like a dish rag
Flapping loose in the breeze
Dance the May pole, in joy
Be set free

He called Osiris
He called Dionysus
He called Pan or Bacchus
He be called All Father
He says I'm but one, She is three
Look there goes the Sun God
Dancing in through the trees
Dance the May pole, in joy
Be set free

Dance the May pole, yeah
Dance the May pole, yeah
Dance the May pole, yeah
Dance the May pole, yeah
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"Are you Sleeping?

Based on "Frere Jacques"
Nozomi Kibou, Akita Grove

January 2002, For the Public Domain

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Brother (or Sister) ________?
Boozing Dru'ds are snoozing.
Boozing Dru'ds are snoozing.
One more cup?
Yea, One more cup!


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Are You Sleeping Tonight?

The Original Lyrics By Roy Turk/Lou Handman sung by Elvis

Pat Haneke, Akita Grove

November 2001, For the Public Domain
In memory of Nozomi's First Vigiling Attempt.
http://www.christeen.net/midi.html "Are you lonesome tonight?"
Spent over 6 weeks on #1 in 1960

Are you sleepy tonight?
Do your eyes feel tight?
Are you sorry you drifted asleep?
Does your memory stray to a bright Beltane day,
When you laid with him(her) in the forest deep?
Do the rocks in the grove site seem pointy and hard?
Do you gaze at the campfire and wish to be a bard?
Are your eyes filled with sand?
Do faeries walk the land?
Tell me dear, are you sleepy tonight?

SPOKEN IN A SULTRY VOICE:

I wonder if you're sleepy tonight.
You know staying up gets harder with age.
And each of us plays a role.
Fate has me waiting in the woods while you're in the grove
Part One you lit the fire
It burnt bright at first light
I shared some thoughts, so sincere, and never missed a cue
Then came Part Two
Your armor chinked, you went to think
And sigh..., I should've known
Honey, you lied when you said you'd rested today
But I had no cause to doubt you
Now the fire's gone out and I'm standing there
In the rosy rays of dawn's light.
So, if you just can't stay awake,
Then we can try another night.

SINGING

Is your head filled with rest?
Would next ev'ning be best?
Tell me, dear, are you sleepy tonight?


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I Can't Help Falling Asleep at Night

By Mairi Ceolmhor, DC Grove
Nov. 2001, For the Public Domain
Original song by Perettil. Creators, Weis/Elvis Presley
For the tune: http://www.christeen.net/midi2.html

Wise men say don't drink much wine
But I couldn't help falling asleep at night
And don't lean up against that pine
'cause I can't help falling asleep at night

Like the river flows
Flowing to the sea
Darling so time goes
Some tries weren't meant to be

Take my hand, I can't stand-up right
'cause I can't help falling asleep at night.
No, I can't help falling asleep at night.


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"Don't Scry Out Loud"

Mairi Ceolmhor, D.C. Grove
March 2002, For the Public Domain
Original was "Don't Cry Out Loud" Sung by Melissa Manchester
Words by Carol Bayer Sager and Music by Peter Allen
Music at :www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/8678/dontcryoutloud.mid

Baby cried the day the new priests came to town
'Cause she didn't want the courts to start accusing her
So she put her ash on her head and wore a burlap gown
Then she joined that convent in the briars
I know a lot about 'er 'cause, you see
Baby is an awful lot like me.

Don't scry out loud
Just keep it inside, learn how to hide you talents
Fly high and proud
And if you should tell, remember the divine has changed names.

Don't scry out loud
Just keep it inside, learn how to hide you talents
Fly high and proud
And if you should tell, remember the divine has changed names.

Baby saw when they pulled that big tree down
They burnt-up all her dreams during that winter
The different kind of god now wore a frown
There was nothin' left but sawdust and some splinters.
But baby can't be broken 'cause you see
She had the precious acorns –from that tree- which told 'er

Don't scry out loud
Just keep it inside, learn how to hide you talents
Fly high and proud
And if you should tell, remember the divine has changed names.

Don't scry out loud
Just keep it inside, learn how to hide you talents
Fly high and proud
And if you should tell, remember the divine has changed names.

Just keep it inside, learn how to hide you talents
Fly high and proud
And if you should tell, remember the divine has changed names.


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Why Do Fools Join My Grove?

by Mike Scharding, D.C. Grove
Dec, 2001. For the Public Domain
Original "Why do fools fall in love?", the Beach Boys Version)

Doom Bopa Doom Bopa Doom Bopa Doo Dut
Ooh wah ooh wah ooh wah

Why do fools join my grove?
Why do most refuse t' pay?
Vig'lers fall 'sleep at the break of day?
Why do fools join my grove?

Why is Beltane snowed on from above,
So cold I must wear gloves?
Where's our Gods' joyful love?

Why can't my bard write even simple rhymes?
Why do our rituals take so much time?
Tell me why, why.
Why did I start this grove?

Why do fools fall in wells?
Why can't we work a spell?
Moon doesn't come up at night?
Why can't things work out right?

Why is Beltane snowed on from above,
So cold I must wear gloves?
Where's our Gods' joyful love?

Tell me why, why
Why can't we be tax free?

Tell me my, why
Why do I still bother?


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I Am a Man of Constant Borrow

By Mairi Ceolmhor, DC Grove
Feb 2002, For the Public Domain

Soggy Bottom Boys---"I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," featuring Dan Tyminski
This is taken from the "O Brother Where Art Thou" musical 2001, which is an award winning Appalachian version of The Illiad and the Odyssey. The soundtrack is marvelous. This song won a grammy for blue-grass, I believe. Long beard optional. Sorry for sexist "man", but, feel free to add "grrl" or whatever one-syllable word defines you.

History of the song at www.bobdylanroots.com/sorrow.html
Cool Music & Folksy Vocals at
artists.mp3s.com/artist_song/1275/1275296.html
Dylan snippet: www.bobdylan.com/songs/sorrow.html
For Tablature www.ezfolk.com/bgbanjo/introtab/man-bg/man-bg.html

(INTRO CHORUS In constant borrow through his days )

I am a man of constant borrow
I've found wisdom in most faiths
I bid farewell to Minnesota
The place where I was taught and raised
(CHORUS: The place where he was taught and raised)

For twelve long years I've been at study
Much over-lap here on earth I found.
Though, in this world I'm bound to ramble
I have the gods to guide me now.
(CHORUS: He has the gods to guide him now.)

It's fare thee well my old beliefs
You won't see me again in your church
But, I'm bound to glean from religions
Until I die, I must still search.
(CHORUS: Until he dies, he must still search)

I've been to deep ocean, hill and valley
Not knowing just where my path lay
But I'll keep my ear to the Earth-Mother
Cause sky, fish n' trees have a lot to say.
(CHORUS: Cause sky, fish n' trees have a lot to say.)

Maybe your priests think I can't get stranger
My faith is well thunk to the core
But it is quite simple in its tenets
Some times less really is a lot more.
(CHORUS: Sometimes less really is a lot more.)


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Spring Time is on the Rise

By Patrick Haneke, Akita Grove
Feb 2002, for the Public Domain
Original "Time Is On My Side" by Norman Meade
www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/4713/midis/timeisonmyside.mid
Or http://home.swipnet.se/~w-35264/lyrics/time.html for words & MIDI
This would be an excellent invocation for a Druid Ritual, note that "Spring" in the chorus doesn't scat well, so you have to fit it into the following drawn out "time" on the upbeat.

Spring Time is on the rise (Yes it is)
Spring Time is on the rise (Yes it is)
Now the Gods knows that we hate to be cold.
So spring'll come running back, it'll come running back
It'll come blazing back to us.

Yeah, Spring Time is on the rise (Yes it is)
Spring Time is on the rise (Yes it is)
You're searching for good times, but just wait and see
It'll come blazing back...

Go ahead, baby, go ahead. Go ahead and set up the plough
And baby, plant anything your heart desires
Remember, it'll always be back again
And I know like the Gods told you so many times before
Spring's gonna come back
Yeah, it's gonna come back, baby
Shinin', yeah, shinin' right in the grove, yeah!

Spring Time is on the rise (Yes it is)
Spring Time is on the rise (Yes it is)
Cause it's got the real warmth, the kind that we need
It'll come blazing back...

Spring, time, time time is on the rise (Yes it is)
I said, Spring time, time, time is on the rise (Yes it is)
I said, Spring time, time, time is on the rise


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Celtic Goddess Chant

By Tegwedd, Hazelnut Grove
Feb 2002, for the Public Domain
It's based on Isis, Astarte...author unknown.

It is based upon a very popular Pagan chant. My friend Tyroch Windtraveler didn't care for the original because it didn't have any Celtic Goddesses in it, so I came up with one which is all Celtic Goddesses.

Brigid, Cerrydwen, Morrigan, Arianrhod Macha Bloudewedd, Rhiannon


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R.D.N.A.

Filked by Mike Scharding, DC Grove
February 2002, For the Public Domain
Original "YMCA" by Village People, 1970s
www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyircs/ymca.htm for words & music!

The RDNA began about April 17, 1963. We begin "Year or Worship" XL (i.e. 40) and will celebrate our 40th anniversary on May 2003, next year of course. This song is dedicated to all those who've given us the chance to make it possible.

Young One, just take a look around
I said, Young One, you know you come from the ground
I said, Young One, see that life-giving brown
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young One, there's places you should know
I said, Young One, when you're tired of sin & woe
You can pray there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good life.

It's good to pray with the R.D.N.A.
It's fun to play with the R.D.N.A.
You have everything in the world to learn from
You can have religious freedom.

It's good to pray with the R.D.N.A.
It's fun to play with the R.D.N.A.
You can make yourself whole
You can have a good drink
You can try whatever you think

Young one, are you listening to me?
I said, young One, what do you want to be?
I said, Young One, you can make real your dreams,
But you've got to know this one thing…

No faith, knows it all by itself
I said, Young One, put your dogma on the shelf
And just go there, to the R.D.N.A.
I'm sure it will turn out okay.

It's good to pray with the R.D.N.A.
It's fun to play with the R.D.N.A.
You have everything in the world to learn from
You can have religious freedom.

It's good to pray with the R.D.N.A.
It's fun to play with the R.D.N.A.
You can make yourself whole
You can have a good drink
You can try whatever you think

Young One, I was once in your shoes
I said, I was down and out with the blues
I felt, no church would accept my views
I felt there was nothing to choose.

That's when something came over me
And said "Young One, take a walk in the woods,
There's a grove there, called the R.D.N.A.,
They can start you back on your way."

It"s good to pray with the R.D.N.A.
It's fun to play with the R.D.N.A.
You have everything in the world to learn from.
You can have religious freedom.

R.D.N.A.
It's good to pray with the R.D.N.A.
It's fun to play with the R.D.N.A.
Young One, Young One, you don't need complex rules
Young One, Young One, those are just for the fools.

R.D.N.A.
Just try out the R.D.N.A.
Young One, Young One, Take ideas from the past.
Young One, Young One, mix new thoughts to make it last.

R.D.N.A.
R.D.N.A.
R.D.N.A.
R.D.N.A.


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Killing us Softly with his rules.

By Patrick Haneke, Akita Grove,
Jan 2002, for the Public Domain
Original "Killing me softly with his song"
by Roberta Flack or Chales Fox, 1970s
MIDI file at www.clinton.net/~sammy/rflack.htm
Dedicated to all the Isaacs and Mikes out there who are
too busy-bodied and make organization and systems way
too easy to achieve. Back to the Mystery! :-)

We heard he ran a good grove.
We heard he had a style.
And so we asked for his help,
To lead us for a while.
And there he was, this young man,
A leader in our eyes.

Chorus
Being too strong in his methods
Muffling our group with his thoughts
Killing us softly with his rules,
Killing us softly, with his rules,
Drowning our old ways with his words
Killing us softly, with his rules...

At first everything went smoothly
Our finances made a rebound.
But our dynamism came to a halt
Unable to break new ground.
I prayed that he'd slow down
But he just kept right on.

Chorus
Being too strong in his methods
Muffling our group with his thoughts
Killing us softly with his rules,
Killing us softly, with his rules,
Drowning our old ways with his words
Killing us softly with his rules....

He ruled as if a business,
He prayed through a script
Bound this flower up with red tape.
Those files were a crypt
Too careful, afraid of mistakes.
Blindly spinning a shroud.

Chorus
Being too strong in his methods
Muffling our group with his thoughts
Killing us softly with his rules,
Killing us softly, with his rules,
Drowning our old ways with his words
Killing us softly with his rules...


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. The Ways, We are Reforming

By Mike Scharding, DC Grove
Dec. 2001, For the Public Domain
(Based on Dylan's "The Times, They are a-Changin'")
January 2002, For the Public Domain
celine-sa.hypermart.net/bd-midi.htm choose #2 version

4/4 Moderately
| Dm/A | G/A | Gm/A | A ||
||: Dm7|G|C|F|Dm7|G|Am|Am|Dm7|G|C|E|
| Am|F|G|C|Am|D/F#|G|F|C|F|Bb|Bb|
1. 2. | A | A :|| 3. | A G/A | A ||

Come gather 'round Druids
Wherever's your grove;
And admit that old beliefs
Must continue to grow.
And accept our paths will split
Into dozens of kinds.
If wisdom to you
Is worth learnin',
Then you better start searchin'
And get off your behinds.
For your ways, we are reformin'.

Come preachers and ministers
Who hold tight to your flock.
Who discourage free inquiry,
Hide in churches made of rock.
Y'all drop the long tirades
Step out and see the sky;
For the students of Nature
Don't need conformin'.
Let'm think for themself,
And always ask "why?"
For your ways, we are reformin'.

Come Senators, Congressmen
Please protect that wise wall
Between the church and state
That protects the faith of all.
I elected you to govern,
you do not need to preach.
I don't want to see greedy
Churchs' lobbyists swarmin'.
Tell them to go home,
And just let the schools teach.
For their ways, we are reformin'.

Come Sisters and Brothers
Throughout this great land
And don't criticize
What you don't understand.
For if it doesn't work,
Then it's time to adapt.
Don't be too afraid to get lost
Or think it's alarmin'.
For it's one way of many
And the divine isn't all mapped
For the ways, we are re-formin'.

We don't have all answers
We don't claim to be best.
But our system is flexible,
And simpler than the rest.
Stretch your leaves to the sun,
Don't let dogma take root.
Yes, our wry, witty ways
And customs are charmin'.
But for numbers and fame
We don't give a hoot.
For our ways, we are re-formin'.

EXTRA VERSE
(at no extra charge,
please insert before last verse)

Rights are no use on paper
If you're not free in your head
If it's your way "or else"
Well, then I'd rather be dead.
Go on freely with your faith
And let me go with mine
I don't need your saving
It works just fine.
Tell me, can mortals judge
The will of the Divine?
For the ways, we are re-formin'


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. Only A Faery Song

By Mairi Ceolmhor with Sine Ceolbhinn, DC Grove
November 2001, For the Public Domain
Original "Only a Northern Song" by George Harrison (Beatles)
May in rest in eternal bliss
www.mainengineering.hispeed.com/ys_sounds.html

If you're looking for the truth
You may think there is no perfect faith
Then you're right.
The Gods made it like that.

When you're vigiling late at night
You may see a group of white dancing lights
And they are.
They just tease us like that.

It doesn't really matter how fast you go,
What things you know or where you grow up at
As it's only a faery dance.

It doesn't really matter what clothes you wear
Or if you're bare or if you hair is blond;
When it's only a faery dance.

If you think the harmony
Is a little odd and out of key,
You're correct,
They're not using our rules.

You look again, there's no body there…


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. Fairyland City
Spoofed By Patrick Haneke, Transcribed by Nozomi, Akita Grove
December 2001, For the Public Domain
Original "Paradise City" by Axel Rose of "Guns & Roses"
on the 1986 Album; "Appetite for Destruction"
6 minute long MIDI music file at with long intro & interverse riffs at
www.spaceports.com/~midi/MidiMania/metalmidis.html
This was written after reading some of the stories of O'Carolan and other
great blind harpers (many from Small Pox), but others from "mysterious"
causes. It's a hell of a lot of fun to sing.

Head thrashing, gyrating circles
and long intro music, then:

Seeking Faeries
Livin' under the mound.
They're a small race
That're rarely found.
I'm your average bard
Who by my oaths will be bound
I'll pay you back another time
Whatever the cost, it'll be fine.

Ragz to richez or so they say
Ya gotta-keep playin'
For the fortune and fame
It's all a god's gift
But what a great game!
Ya must strum the harp with music divine,
Mused songs must be bound in rhymes!

Chorus sung Twice:
Take me down
To the Fairyland city
Where the trees are green
And the elves are pretty.
Take me home!

Sitting in the throne
Of the host's gilt chamber.
How I'm here I can't quite remember.
The Fairy General says
It's hazardous to view.
I'd have another audience;
Then, I couldn't see.
Tell me if you're gonna believe.

Chorus Twice:
Take me down
To the Fairyland city
Where the trees are green
And the elves are pretty.
Take me home!

Mystic Bridge Chorus:
So far away
So far away
So far away
So far aw---ay!

All my senses were torn apart
No, I'm a famed minstrel
With a guided heart
One day-
They'll come around and
Take me back to that Court
Could I be losin' my mind-
"Am I blind?!"
Well, which world are we looking at!?

Chorus repeats on and on, with
interspersed groans and cries!
Take me down
To the Fairyland city
Where the trees are green
And the elves are pretty.
Take me home!……

etc.

Note: Live version often uses
"(Oh, won't you please) Take me home" in the chorus


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. Work of the Wee Folk
By Mike Scharding, DC Grove

January 2002, For the Public Domain
Original was "The Work of the Weavers"
a classic Scottish song, For chords see
www.hcs.harvard.edu/~celts/songbook.shtml#
and lyrics at
www.hcs.harvard.edu/~celts/songbook.shtml

You've surely met the fairies, but just didn't see.
They're in ev'ry rocky brook and are found within the trees.
There's little that would come to good, I'm sure you'll agree
If it wasn'a for the work of the wee folk

The Chorus If it wasn'a for the wee folk what would ye do
You wouldnae hae the food that is in your stew
You wouldn'a hae the leather for your coat or shoe.
If it wasn'a for the work of the wee folk

There's soldiors and there's sailors and glaziers and all
There's doctors and there's ministers and them that live by law
And our friends in South America though them we never saw
But we ken all need the work of the wee folk

Chorus

They whisper advice'n songs in our ears at night.
They tend to our livestock when they wander out of sight
And raise crops so they grow up straight, strong and right.
So we'll drink to the health of the wee folk.

Chorus

If wee folk's around we never can tell
So It's best we heed their aid and reward them well
They love a tune, crumbs, a dram or a shiny bell
Now let's drink to the wealth of the wee folk!

Chorus


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America

Filk is written by Mike, DC grove,
With inspiration from Pat Haneke, Akita Grove
January 2002, For the Public Domain
Original is "America", written (& copyrighted)by Neil Diamond
1980 Stonebridge Music (ASCAP)

http://www.neildiamondhomepage.com/
for more on this famous bard.
http://members.tripodnet.nl/roontje10/alpha2.htm choose Diamond's America (4:01)
It's hard to sing-along unless you are familiar with the original song.

Some people have called the Middle East; the Holy Land. Perhaps it once was especially so, but many people who have resided there haven't acted that way, nor have most others who've been through there in the last 3 millenium. For this new millennium, I don't think that we need look any further than the dirt under our feet and the eyes of our neighbours to find the true Sacred. While we look to the British Isles and Europe for inspiration from the past, we take sustenance from the variegated soil of America for the future. I believe, the "America" song will be prominent at the Olympics.

Free….
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

In the towns and in the wood
In mountain and plains of America
Making religion that's good
It's possible in America

The Gods don't seem so far away
We're out searching night and day
Oh yes, we've been warned.
Borne the brunt of their scorn.

Home, is a green and a fertile land
Plant our groves, trees rise from the sand.
Beltane's fire burning warm
Samhain's fire burning warm

Everywhere throughout the Earth
We're reaching for Awareness.
Old and New mix in rebirth;
A strong faith, but with kindness.

Got a dream to take us there
The holy lands of America
Got a dream we've come to share
The holy lands of America

Reformed Druids of America
Reformed Druids of America
Reformed Druids of America
Reformed Druids of America
The morn, the noon, the eve, the night, the dawn!

Our Mothers lie below!
Let's Pray
Our Fathers high above!
Let's Pray
Our friends around!
Let's Pray
Our hopes abound!
Let's Pray


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. The Land of the Rising Sun

By Patrick Haneke, Akita Grove
Transcribed by Nozomi

January 2001, For the Public Domain
Original "The House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals, sung by Dylan often.
http://celine-sa.hypermart.net/bd-midi.htm for MIDI music

For those who don't know it, Japan is known as the birthplace of the Sun and its mythology credits the Sun (Amaterasu) as giving birth to the Imperial Line and also all the people of Japan. They are the most advanced non-monotheistic country in the world, proving you don't have one god to be clever or rich. I wrote this to counter Mike's patriotism, and reassert the value of other countries. Perhaps we should say "We Cherish the Earth" more than "God Bless America", since "it's better to give than to receive"

Chords from the Original:
(Intro) Am . C/g . |D/f# . F . |Am . E . *|Am . . .

Am C/g D/f# F
Am C/g E
Am C/g D/f# F
Am E Am

There is an island way out East
They call the "Rising Sun"
And it's seen the start of every long day.
And Gods adore this one.

Tall forests carpet the mountainsides.
Islands fringe the long coasts
A land filled with lush greenery,
Legends, faeries & ghosts.

It's a proud polytheistic land
And so it's reaped great wealth.
And because they eat their vegetables
They enjoy the best of health.

They practice hundreds of ancient arts
And each is a life-style.
They learn skills both fine & practical
Growin' wiser all the while.

A warm sun above and lava below
A cool sea stretched around
The people celebrate each passing season
In city, village & town.

They say there's a god in every rock;
Seven in a grain of rice.
And there's many methods to reach out to them
Mixing some faiths can be nice.

There's still some lands that are still free:
Korea, India, Vietnam
But if you'd like to see a pagan paradise
Go join the J.E.T. Program. (until 39 is still possible)

There is an island way out East
They call the "Rising Sun"
And it's seen the start of every long day.
And Gods adore this one.


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Solitary Druid

By Mairi Ceolbhor, D.C. Grove
January 2002, For the Public Domain

Original "Sentimental Journey" by Bud Green, Les Brown & Ben Homer in 1944.
Copyright 1944 by Morley Music co., Inc. 31 West 34th St., NY., NY 10019. Renewed 1971.
http://members.tripod.com/~RoseMcK/sentimental-journey.mid for lovely music

The vocal was memorably sung by Doris Day.
There were unfounded fears of the extreme vocal ranges required.
Some in the band first thought that it was not going to connect with the kids.
At it's debut in the Hotel Pennsylvania's Cafe Rouge the kids went crazy!

Gonna be a Solitary Druid
Gonna choose my very own path
Gonna be a Solitary Druid
And renew ways from the past.

Got my harp, got my bottled whiskey
Spend some time in the deep forest
Like a child on a magical journey
I long to learn more before I rest.

Wisdom… that's the thing I look for, wisdom.
And with knowledge will come freedom
Learnin' every day a new lesson from
Trees and birds, moon and sun.

Never thought my life could be so fluid
Will I e'er rejoin a grove?
Gotta be a solitary Druid
Solitary Druid for now.

Solitary Druid...


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I'm a Believer

Copyrighted Parody by Gayla Paul of Corn Grove, Iowa,2000
Original by Neil Diamond, copyright song "I'm a Believer"1966
Made famous by The Monkees"& Shrek"#060;
Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP) and Stonebridge Music (ASCAP)
http://www.midihaven.addr.com/midi/monkees1.html for the music


I thought Druids only lived in fairy tales
Magic everywhere but not for me
Life was out to get me
That's the way it seems
Then it came together like a dream

I found sacred space
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm a Druid
And I'm a believer
I couldn't leave Her
If I tried

Earth-Mother blesses me with many things
Laughing Be'al makes my heart feel light
Now I walk in wonder
In awe of everything
Better even than my wildest dreams

I found sacred space
Now I'm a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I'm a Druid
And I'm a believer
I couldn't leave Her
If I tried


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Silbury Hill

Filked by Dagda O'Flatterme Dagda's copyright, c2001
by Martin Bernard Victor.

The Fortunecity.com site I found the lyrics at did not list a copyright date.
But there is something I neglected to list. Satchmo only recorded the song.
It was made most popular by the cover made by Fats Domino.
It was penned by Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, and Larry Stock.
It is possible that the song has passed into the public domain by now.
The Writers may be dead, and I doubt that their estate bothered to renew the copyright.
For the music, see http://www.christeen.net/midi.html And choose Blueberry Hill #6
[ See Mike's version of Blueberry Hill in Bardic Salvo #3]

I found my thrill...on Silbury Hill
On Silbury Hill...When I found you
The moon stood still...on Silbury Hill
And remained until...our magick came true.

The winds in the oaks sang...Arwen's harmony
And our hearts did pang...for our will to be

And in my heart...it gives me a chill
When I think of it still...of Silbury Hill
I found my thrill...on Silbury Hill
You were dressed in blue...when I found you
We were awed...before the Gods
And gave them our will...on Silbury Hill

The wind in the oaks did play... our heart's melody
And the troth we pledged...is fore'er to be

And in my heart...it gives me a chill
For you are my thrill...on Silbury Hill.


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Och, Baby, Baby, Yer'n Cannie Bard

Pat Haneke, Akita Grove
Allegedly based on "Wild world" by Cat Stephens.
For the Public Domain, made in January 2001
Dedicated to Sine Ceolbhinn, may you oneday learn to Scat. : )
(with his worst Scots accent, apologies to all)
http://www.scots-online.org/
www.electricscotland.com/tourist/sh_700.htm

catstevens.com/discography/songs/00102.html for MIDI tune ( "Wild World" )

Noo tha"A've gied ilka sang tae yous
Ye sed ye wanna sing sumthin newe
An' tis breekin' me hert, yer roamin';
Aye Lass, A'm gloamin'
Bit, gin ye wilna stey, tak guid care
Howp ye hae muckle braw claes tae weir
Bit than a muckle braw (t)hings birl ill oot thar

Chorus
Och, baby, baby, yer'n cannie bard
Tis sair tae mak do jist aboun ain sang
Och, baby, baby, yer'n cannie bard
I will aye weys mind ye lik tae traivel, lass

Ye ken I've larned muckle o aw thar warld dow dae
An"tis breekin"me hart in twa
'Tis A'm nivver wunta see ye dowie, lass
Dinna be camsteerie, lass.
Bit gin ye will nae stay, tak guid care
Howp ye meit in wi' cantie freen oot thar
Bit jist mine ye thar's muckle orra gowk fur shair.

Chorus

Lassie, I luve ye
Bit, gin ye wilna stey, tak guid care
Howp ye hae muckle braw claes tae weir
Bit than a muckle braw (t)hings birl ill oot thar

Chorus


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Incipit Gestis Rudolphi Rangifer Tarandus

An Old English Poem by Philip Chapman-Bell written in 1996
Copyright ゥ 1996 Philip Chapman-Bell; All Rights Reserved.
Used with permission.
< a href="http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/oe/rudolph.html">www.georgetown.edu/cball/oe/rudolph.html for original spellings. For usage, please contact: chapbell@crocker.com
suggested by Lee Fugat (Druid Heart Grove Newsgroups)
For basic Anglosaxon go to the following page:
www.uvsc.edu/courseinfo/engl/mcdonari/wanderweb/basics.htm

Hwaet, Hrodulf readnosa hrandeor --
. Naefde thaet nieten unsciende naethrlas!
Glitenode and gladode godlice nosgrisele.
Da hofberendas mid huscwordum hine gehefigodon;
Nolden tha geneatas Hrodulf naetig
To gomene hraniscum geador aetsomne.
Tha in Cristesmaes seaefne stormigum clommum,
Halga Claus thaet gemunde to him mathelode:
"Neahfreond nihteage nosubeorhtende!
Min hroden hraedwaen gelaed thu, Hrodulf!"
Da gelufodon hira laddeor tha lyftflogan --
Waes glaednes and gliwdream; hornede sum gegieddode
"Hwaet, Hrodulf readnosa hrandeor,
Brad springth thin blaed: breme eart thu!"

Explicit

Hrodulf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
(Modern English translation)

Here Begins the Deeds of Rudolph, Tundra-Wanderer

Lo, Hrodulf the red-nosed reindeer --
That beast didn't have unshiny nostrils!
The goodly nose-cartilage glittered and glowed.
The hoof-bearers taunted him with proud words;
The comrades wouldn't allow wretched Hrodulf
To join the reindeer games.
Then, on Christmas Eve bound in storms
Santa Claus remembered that, spoke formally to him:
"Dear night-sighted friend, nose-bright one!
You, Hrodulf, shall lead my adorned rapid-wagon!"
Then the sky-flyers praised their lead-deer --
There was gladness and music; one of the horned ones sang
"Lo, Hrodulf the red-nosed reindeer,
Your fame spreads broadly, you are renowned!"


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I Told The Archdruid

By Mike Scharding, D.C. Grove
For the Public Domain, Nov 2001
(A.K.A. 的 told the Witch Doctor"
or A.K.A. "Ooo-ee Ooo-ah ah, ting tang,
walla walla, bing bang")
For the music, see http://www.geocities.com/ohtoad/WitchDoctor.html

If I Had A Rich Grove

By Patrick Haneke, Akita Grove, RDNA
Year 2001 For the Public Domain
Original "If I was a rich man"
(short) Short Music File 1:35
(long) Long Music File 4:55

I told my ArchDruid
This grove just can't be right.
I told my ArchDruid
I sun-worship at night!
And then the Archdruid
She told me where to go:

She said that;
N.R.D.N.A, H.K., O.B.O.D., E.D.,
B.C.U. & B., T.D., B.D.O., O.B.D.,
E.D.O., U.A.O.D. , I.O.D., B.C.D.,
D.C.S.G, A.D.F., May B O.K. 4 U.

I told my ArchDruid
Your site's not cool at all.
I told my ArchDruid
Your rocks are just too small
And then the ArchDruid
She told me where to go:

She said that;
N.R.D.N.A, H.K., O.B.O.D., E.D.,
B.C.U. & B., T.D., B.D.O., O.B.D.,
E.D.O., U.A.O.D. , I.O.D., B.C.D.,
D.C.S.G, A.D.F., May B O.K. 4 U.

I told my ArchDruid
I want a group more wise
I told my ArchDruid
Those robes don't match my eyes.
And then the ArchDruid
She told me where to go:

She said that;
N.R.D.N.A, H.K., O.B.O.D., E.D.,
B.C.U. & B., T.D., B.D.O., O.B.D.,
E.D.O., U.A.O.D. , I.O.D., B.C.D.,
D.C.S.G, A.D.F., May B O.K. 4 U.

SPOKEN POETIC INTERLUDE #1
You've been trying
to 'void me
Just like I was a big jerk,
And I'll admit
I wasn't very smart.
So I went out
And found myself
A real group whose magic works;
Cuz you eagerly
Showed me where to start.

I told my Archdruid
Let's draw a pentagram,
I told my Archdruid
and call Gods from Viet-nam.
And then the Archdruid
She told me where to go:

(Actually, she was at a loss for words.)
(But after a pause, this is what I heard)

She said that;
N.R.D.N.A, H.K., O.B.O.D., E.D.,
B.C.U. & B., T.D., B.D.O., O.B.D.,
E.D.O., U.A.O.D. , I.O.D., B.C.D.,
D.C.S.G, A.D.F., May B O.K. 4 U.

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Other Possible verses:

SPOKEN POETIC INTERLUDE #2
You've been worshipping
the Earth in
forests, wide plains and desert,
but I prefer
sky-clad on a full-moon;
But only indoors,
With big crystals,
Cuz I'm allergic to chills & dirt;
So let's postpone
Beltane until late June.

I told my ArchDruid
I sacrifice pickles.
I told my Arch Druid
A Boomerang's my sickle.
And then the Archdruid
She told me where to go:

She said that;
N.R.D.N.A, H.K., O.B.O.D., E.D.,
B.C.U. & B., T.D., B.D.O., O.B.D.,
E.D.O., U.A.O.D. , I.O.D., B.C.D.,
D.C.S.G, A.D.F., May B O.K. 4 U.

(And then she really told me where to go")

* * * * * * * * * *

(By the way, if you're curious:
New Reformed Druids of North America,
Henge of Keltria, Order Bards Ovates & Druids,
Ecole Druidique,
British Circle of the Universal Bond,
, Temple of Danaan, British Druid Order,
Order of British Druids,
Enchanted Druid Order,
United Ancient Order of Druids,
Insular Order of Druids,
Bandarach College of Druids,
Divine Circle of the Sacred Grove,
Ar nDraiocht Fein)

Spoken introduction:
"Dear Gods, you made many, many poor priests.
I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor.
But it's no great honor either!
So, what would have been so terrible
if I had a small fortune?"

.

If I had a rich grove
Daidle deedle daidle deedle daidle dum
All day long I'll biddy biddy bum
If I had a wealthy grove.

I wouldn't have to work hard
Daidle deedle daidle deedle daidle dum
If I had a biddy bidy rich
Deedle daidle deedle daidle grove.

I'd build a big tall henge
With stones by the dozen
Placed in a million-acre wood,
A fine green hill with a burial mound below.
There could be one long labrynth just going up
And one even longer coming down
And one more leading
Nowhere just for show!

I'd fill my grove with trees,
Protect endangered wildlife,
For the world to come and see,
Filled with beauty and a campground.
A peaceful place, no strife,
Pollution or roads;
Our woods like an island in the sea,
If I had a wealthy grove.

If I had a rich grove
Daidle deedle daidle deedle daidle dum
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum
If I had a wealthy grove.

I wouldn't have to work hard
Daidle deedle daidle deedle daidle dum
If I had a biddy bidy rich
Deedle daidle deedle daidle grove.

I see my school, my college,
Looking like a rich church's school,
With a proper faculty
Researching Dru'dry to our heart's delight.
I see us drawing students
All shuffling in baggy robes
Oy! What a happy place we'd be,
Singing at the bonfires day and night!

If I were paid I'd have the time I lack
To sit in the hill-top tow池 and pray
And maybe have a seat by the eastern wall
And I'd discuss the holy books
With the learned folk
Seven hours every day.
That could be the sweetest thing of all.

The most important folk in town
Will come down to our woods.
They will ask me to advise them
Like old King Connor the wise;
"If you please Arch Druid,
Pardon me Arch Druid"
Posing problems that would cross
An Ollamh's eyes.

Draoi, Draoi, Draoi, Draoi,
Draoi, Draoi, Draoi, Draoi.

And it won't make one bit of difference
If I answer right or wrong.
When you're rich,
They think you really know.

If I had a rich grove
Daidle deedle daidle deedle daidle dum
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum
If I had a wealthy grove.

I wouldn't have to work hard
Daidle deedle daidle deedle daidle dum
If I had a biddy bidy rich
Deedle daidle deedle daidle grove.

If I had a rich grove
Daidle deedle daidle deedle daidle dum
Gods help me reach these noble dreams,
Yes, no matter how hard it seems.
I'd even steal a dragon's treasure trove,
How I want a wealthy grove!

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Sorry, couldn't fit these in:
Druidic Craft of the Wise, Dalriada,
Celtic Traditionalist Order of Druids,
An Druidh Uileach Braithreachas,
Order of the White Oak,Reformed Druidic Wicca,
Missionary Order of The Celtic Cross,
Order of the Mithril Star, IMBAS, ect.


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While My Bagpipe Loudly Wails

By Patrick Haneke, Akita Grove, Nov 30, 2001
In honor of George Harrison's Passing
Modeled, obviously on, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Listen to it at http://www.radiobroadcast.net/midi/beatles/
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Frontrow/9990/

I think of your songs and the truths that they're hailing,
While my bagpipe loudly wails.
I look at the clouds and I see that they're sailing,
While my bagpipe loudly wails.

From the moment you stepped on stage
Your message hasn't aged.
How can your songs"impact be gauged.
Your words can't be caged.

I look at Mother Earth and I notice it's turning
While my bagpipe loudly wails
With every season, old ways"wisdom we'l be learning
Still my bagpipe loudly wails"

We should've known a god had aired,
His soul bared too,
A new world view that was shared,
How you cared, Lugh.

I think of your songs and the truths that they're telling,
While my bagpipe loudly wails.
I look at the clouds...
Still my bagpipe loudly wails.

Oh, oh, oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Yeah Lugh yeah Lugh
yeah Lugh yeah Lugh

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Old Druid's Hill

By Mike Scharding, D.C. Grove
For the Public Domain, Nov 2001
Original Artist Fats Domino " Blueberry Hill"
For the music, see http://www.christeen.net/midi.html choose Blueberry Hill (#6)

I cast my spell on Old Druid's Hill
On Old Druid's Hill when I called Lugh
The moon stood still on Old Druid's Hill
And lingered until my dreams came true.

The wind in the willow played
A haunting melody
And all of those vows I made
Were made seriously.

Tho' I've moved on, a part of me's still
In those winds so shrill, on Old Druid's Hill.

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Dreams

By: Rhiannon Hawk of "Druid Heart Spirit Grove"
Year 2001 For the Public Domain
Original title was "Dreams" by: Fleetwood Mac
http://pws.prserv.net/ggaynor/zmidi2x.htm to hear the tune.

we are the Shining Ones
we are the children of Danu
remembering who we are
celebration is past due

being of the Otherworld
our feet softly on the ground
we are the one
we are each a shining star

we are twin soulmates
see the lightning in our eyes
it can pierce right through
illusions in disguise
behind your eyes
there is no disguise

(chorus)
we are the winds on the oceans wave
we are the sparkly in the crystal cave
we are the wings of a hawk in flight
we transform beings that have gained the sight

we gaze upon the Seers pond
what in the water did we see?

now it's all green
as if I'm flying through the trees
now I'm back and the vision remains in me

I get up off the ground
and we circle round and round
we each can see that our
feet are up off the ground
they make no sound
up off the ground

(chorus)
we are the winds on the oceans wave
we are the sparkly in the crystal cave
we are the wings of a hawk in flight
we transform beings that have gained the sight


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Only Yew!

Filked by Patrick Haneke, Akita Grove
Year 2001. For the Public Domain.
Original "Only You" By the Platters
See http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/onlyyou.htm for music file
Excellent Yew article http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/edge/oldyews.htm

Spoken Intro by William Watson:
Old emperor Yew, fantastic sire,
Girt with thy guard of dotard kings
What ages hast thou seen retire
Into the dusk of alien things?

Only yew is found near every church.
Only yew will neither lean nor lurch.
It grows a hard, tight grain,
Makes bow staves both straight and true.
It fills my heart with awe for only yew

Only yew can live o'er four thousand years
Only yew can outlast our worst fears.
Only yew and yew alone
Laughs at the passage of time.
Whose name is famed and so easy to rhyme

Only yew can guard the graves at night.
Only yew's leaves can kill with just one bite.
I understand the magic that you do
Making dreams come true.
Yes! The one and only yew.

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Sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks


By Mairi Ceolmhor, D.C. Grove, Nov. 2001
For the Public Domain (whether they want it or not!)
Dedicated to Sister Sine, for dragging me
out there onto the Hill in 1992.
Recorded by: Ottis Redding, 1960s
http://www.duchessathome.com/music/dockofthebay.html

Sitting in the evening sun
I'll be sitting when the morning comes
Watching the fires burn down,
Then I pile on the dry logs again,

yeah I'm...
{Refrain}
Sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks
Watching the stars spin around
I'm just sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks
Vigiling time

I left my home in New York
Headed for Minnesota
'Cause I need beliefs to live by
And looks like the Earth's gonna be my Ma.

So I'm just...
{Refrain}
Sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks
Watching the stars spin around
I'm just sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks
Vigiling time

Look like my life's gonna change
And yet seems to remain the same
I won't believe what people tell me to do
So I guess I'll play my own game.

Yes, I'm sittin' here burning some wood
And this loneliness will do me some good
It's two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this hill my home

Now, I'm just...
{Refrain}
Sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks
Watching the stars spin around
I'm just sitting on the Hill of Three Oaks
Vigiling time

{Whistle}

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BACK IN THE OLD GROVE AGAIN

By Mairi Ceolmhor, D.C. Grove, 2001
For Public Domain
Dedicated to Mike for taking me with him on his last trip.
Apologies to Gene Autry; "Back in the Saddle Again"

I'm back in the old grove again
Out where a friend is a friend
Where we camp out every night
Where the only law is "right"
I'm back in the old grove again

Walking those woods once more
Lovin"the view out of doors.
Where the long-cloaked students play
While the lovely prairie sways.
I'm back in the old grove again

Whoopy-ti-yi-yo
Swaying to and fro'
I'm back in the old grove again

Whoopy-ti-yi-ya
This is just my way
I'm back in the old grove again


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Love Oghams on the Stones

By Patrick Haneke Akita Grove, RDNA 2001
For the Public Domain.

Based upon "Love Letters In The Sand"
Words by Nick and Charles Kenny and Music by J. Fred Coots
Written in the 30's, but made famous by Patty Boone in the 50s.
http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/aaa/1957/loveletters.htm for MIDI music

On a day like today,
We passed the time away
Carving love oghams on the stones

It's been some years since you died,
Yet my thoughts gently glide
To those love oghams on the stones.

CHORUS We made a vow that we'd meet in the next world
Those dear thoughts now caught in lines straight and curled.

Now my lonely heart aches
With every dawn that breaks
Over love oghams on the stones

(whistling) Now my lonely heart aches
With every dawn that breaks
Over love oghams on the stones


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The Druid's Lament

By Mairi Ceolmhor & Sine Ceolbhinn DC Grove, RDNA 2001
For the Public Domain & use at Funerals & Memorials
Based on the "Streets of Laredo (Cowboy's Lament)" in 1876 by Francis Henry Maynard
Online Midi musicfiles available at http://www.wildwestweb.net/camp.html

As I walked out in the woods with my laddy-o,
As I walked with my laddy-o one day,
I spied an old Druid in a robe of white linen,
Wrapped up in white linen and her hair was all gray.

"O beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly;
Play the bagpipes as you carry me along.
Take me to the green valley and pile the rocks o'er me,
For I'm an old Druid and this is my last song."

"I see by your outlook that you are a Druid."
These words she did say as I boldly stepped nigh.
"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story;
I'll soon be at rest and I know I must die."

"My friends and relations, they'll live on without me.
They're learned from my deeds, both the good and the wrong.
Please, mourn but a short time, and continue your journeys.
The living must accept death, both the weak and the strong."

"I've spent all my life in the study of Nature
And drank deep of life; including the dregs.
I hope that you'll explore the same paths as I did,
For they've taught me well, and I have few regrets."

"Go gather around you a grove of young Druids,
And tell them the lessons of this world, which are great.
Sisters and brothers, learn of our Earth-Mother,
Please, share Her wild wisdom before it's too late."

"Get six brawny young lads to construct my gravemound;
Get six witty young lasses to sing me a song.
For when I come back, it'll be my turn to bury them.
I'll visit the next world, but I won't stay there long."

"Go bring me a cup, a cup of warm whiskey;
Those bright waters-of-life,"the old druid said.
Before I had returned, the spirits had left her.
And gone to the far west - the Druid was dead.

We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly;
And solemnly piped as we bore her along.
For all loved our comrade, so brave, wise, and gentle.
We all loved that Druid and still sing her songs.