Ealdormerian celebrates generosity in song

Inspired by the generosity of those donating to help fund the SCA's lawsuit settlement, THL Asa Gormsdottir of the Kingdom of Ealdormere has written a lovely song to honor their spirit.

The song is sung to the tune of Veni, veni, Emmanuel, a 15th century French processional tune that is believed to have 8th century Gregorian roots.

Open, Open

Open, open all those who herein dwell
And ransom back the Dream we love so well
The Kingdom’s tithe appease the law
And grant that no bitter doom us befall

Rejoice! Rejoice! Sweet Ealdormere
Shall ransom us the Dream we hold so dear

Open, open, the progress is nigh
Let not the chests go empty by
Deny not those who carried the flame
And battled fiercely against foul shame

Rejoice! Rejoice! Sweet Ealdormere
Shall ransom us the Dream we hold so dear

Open, open your coffers strait
Take up this noble cause, the hour is late
Our silver and our gold we bestow
No truer hearts could ever elsewhere grow

Rejoice! Rejoice! Sweet Ealdormere
Shall ransom us the Dream we hold so dear

Words Copyright © 2012 by THL Asa Gormsdottir, mka Eve Harris, and published on SCAtoday.net with kind permission of the author. The melody, traditional, is in the public domain.