The Wind Cries Mead-Hall

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From "Beowulf: The Rock Opera"


Hrothgar:
Loyal comitatus, I have something to present.
I've made lots of money, now it's time that it was spent.
I have been destroying now it's time for me to build.
My cup is overflowing, now it's time that it was spilled!
And now, my royal counselor, Aeschere!

Aeschere:
Thank you, my liege!
My lord has taken notice of all the Frisians you slay.
You've overcome the Brondings,
Kept the Ostrogoths at bay.
So strong was your allegiance to the valiant king you serve.
That now he gives you Heorot, the prize that you deserve! Yeah!

Thanes: And the wind cries Mead Hall!
We'll call you "Hrothgar, the Really Brave."
You're such a just and honest king,
We'll fight for you about anything!
You're awful nice for a guy who doesn't shave.

Hrothgar:
I've spared you no expenses... I bet this costs more than you think!
'Cause one things Danes are known for is we all could use a drink.
It comes with sleeping quarters and an outhouse in the yard.
And I've already recruited several scops from Heathobard.
Oh, baby!

Thanes: And the wind cries Mead Hall
So tell us Hrothgar, our mouths are dry!
You're such a just and honest king,
We'll fight for you about EVERYTHING!
To Heorot we raise our tankards high.

Hrothgar:
To Heorot we'll raise our tankards high...

Narrator: The thanes swarmed into Heorot to celebrate, and after a long night of drinking and singing the festivities finally wore down, and the thanes climbed into Heorot's beds to sleep. Oh, sweet sleep.


(Jeff Bercovici - vocals
Tom Sebanc - drums
Jon Greenlee - lead guitar, bass)

Copyright 1993 Zach London

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