Behind the Game: Ballad of Saris Van Skye

The Ballad of Saris Van Skye is a song from the world of Corwyn that was first performed during the Savage Tide. The music is from an older song about a regionally famous knight and the words were re-worked from that piece by Adameus Shadowboren. We could not obtain an original recording of the number for you, so we had to compromise. If you click this link, you can hear the original song. Follow along with the new lyrics below and you should get a reasonable idea of how it goes. And now, The Ballad of Saris Van Skye…

The Ballad of Saris Van Skye
As performed by Miranda Rivers

Music: Leigh
Lyrics: Shadowboren

(With apologies to Joe Darion)

Hear me now, Oh thou foolish and insolent world
Thou art blind and uncouth as can be
But your better with banner all bravely unfurled
Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee!
I am Saris Van Skye, the Lord of Sasserine
Destroyer of Evil am I,
I will march to the sound of the trumpets of glory
Forever to conquer or die
Hear me hydras and wizards and merchants of death
All your dastardly doings are past
For a better man’s story is now to begin
Pure ego shall triumph at last!
I am Saris Van Skye, the Lord of Sasserine
A Name all of Corwyn should know
And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward
Oh whither so ever they blow
Whither so ever they blow
Onward to Glory I go!

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