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Raucous, Rude, and Rowdy – Mercedes Lackey

 We’re raucous, rude, and rowdy
And ask us if we care!
We have our boisterous buddies
And food that we don’t share

 We’re foremost at a party
And rearmost in a fight
And if you think you’re tougher
We’ll just say that you are right

A tribute to crows, the birds with the best life philosophy.  “Raucous, Rude, and Rowdy,” lyrics by Mercedes Lackey, sung by Paul Espinoza (I think)

Song Of The Hertasi Water Killers – Mercedes Lackey

curlicuecal:

Never think a servant cannot
Have his own free will
Never think that those who serve
Do not know how to kill

Owlflight: Song Of The Hertasi Water Killers – Mercedes Lackey

Damn, I loved these books.  And the hertasi were flipping awesome.

Black Water – Leslie Fish & Heather Alexander

Black water, final rescue, dark water, lasting peace
Black water, keeping secrets none may know
Black water, final rescue, bring silence and release
Black water, through the city swiftly flow

“Black Water,” also called “Suicide,” by Mercedes Lackey and C.J. Cherryh, performed by Leslie Fish and Heather Alexander.  This is one of those songs that sounds like fantasy until you realize what they’re talking about (obvious, in this case, from the subtitle), and then it’s a little unsettling.

Warrior – Meg Davis

Ride, warrior, ride
With your blade by your side
Follow on your spirit-steed
While moons darken and bleed
Drink the wind as you fly
Hear the night-beasts cry
Cold tears run with the rain
Down a horse’s mane

“Warrior,” by Mercedes Lackey, from the novel By the Sword, performed by Meg Davis

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Valdemar – Mark Heiman

Some people were around at the height of Mercedes’ Lackey’s career and read her books as they were coming out.  For the rest of us, with some catching up to do, there’s “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Valdemar, Or The How To Write Your Own Mercedes Lackey Novel Song.”  Necessary background information, since she, Leslie Fish, and Kipling seem to have written 90% of filk.

Written and performed by Mark Heiman, meant to be sung to the tune of your favorite Mercedes Lackey song.

voqurnen-jovein:

@filkyeahfilk and anyone else who likes space stories

Batya here: I’m pretty sure “Some Kind of Hero” was on one of the first filk collections I ever owned, although not this recording of it.  “Dawson’s Christian,“ on the other hand, is one of those songs that I heard five different parodies of before I ever heard the original.  (My favorites are probably “Dawson’s Mitzvah” and “Crossin’ Myths Some,” a terrible pun of a title for a hilarious crossover fanfic in song.)

Confusions – Cecilia Eng

All that I want is a single thing that’s mine
Is that so very selfish, or so much out of line?
All that I want is one corner of my own
One place were I can be myself and just my self alone

@obscenitiesandgeekery, the stars have aligned!

“Confusions,” by Mercedes Lackey, sung by Cecilia Eng

 

Thanks to @sumeriasmith, who did a lot of digging through poorly cataloged MP3 files to find this!

(I meant to post this a few days ago, but it got lost in the queue somehow)

A Serious Business – Meg Davis

fuckyeahfilk:

My computer died several weeks ago and I lost all my musical and artistic files. I got a new computer and am re-importing all of my cds, but it’s a slow process due to having to FIND those cds.

This is one song I have been unable to find anywhere, so here you go.

Oathbound – Leslie Fish & Heather Alexander

Bonds of blood and bonds of steel
Bonds of god-fire and of need,
Bonds that only we to feel
Bonds of word and bonds of deed,
Bonds we took – and knew the cost
Bonds we swore without mistake
Bonds that give more than we lost,
Bonds that grant more than they take

“Oathbound,” from a novel by Mercedes Lackey, sung by Leslie Fish and Heather Alexander, with Greg Shaver on guitar

Wind’s Four Quarters – Heather Alexander

Wind’s four quarters:
Air and fire
Earth and water
Hear my desire

Grant my plea
Who stands alone
Maid and Warrior
Mother and Crone

“Wind’s Four Quarters,” by Mercedes Lackey, performed by Heather Alexander

Oathbreakers – Leslie Fish

Bonds of blood and bonds of steel
Bonds of god-fire and of need,
Bonds that only we to feel
Bonds of word and bonds of deed,
Bonds we took – and knew the cost
Bonds we swore without mistake
Bonds that give more than we lost,
Bonds that grant more than they take

“Oathbreakers,” from a novel by Mercedes Lackey, sung by Leslie Fish and…other people.  I’m not sure the YouTube description is actually accurate, so I’ll leave it at that.

Snow Beast – Cecilia Eng, Sarah Hayes, & Meg Heydt

Hair like snow, eyes that gleam,
Things aren’t always what they seem.
Teeth too long, hands too thin –
Always look beneath the skin!

“Snow Beast,” by Mercedes Lackey, performed by Cecilia Eng, Sarah Hayes, and Meg Heydt

 

Eumenides – Leslie Fish

“Eumenides,” by Mercedes Lackey and Leslie Fish, performed by Leslie Fish

This song seems…topical.

Tale’sedrin – Larry Warner

“Tale’sedrin” by Mercedes Lackey and Leslie Fish, sung by Larry Warner

Minus Ten and Counting – Leslie Fish & Arlin Robins

“Minus Ten and Counting” by Mercedes Lackey and Leslie Fish, performed by Leslie Fish and Arlin Robins

Space songs for Philae!

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