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The Masterharper of Pern CD

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Other Songs and Verses

Wind Blossom's Song

"Wind Blossom's Song"
(From Todd McCaffrey's Dragonsblood)

A thousand voices keen at night;
A thousand voices wail;
A thousand voices cry in fright;
A thousand voices fail.

You followed them, young healer lass,
'Till they could not be seen.
A thousand dragons made their loss,
A bridge 'tween you and me.

And in the cold and darkest night
A single voice is heard
A single voice, both clear and bright;
It says a single word.

That word is what you now must say
To open up the door;
In Benden Weyr, to lead the way
To all my healing lore.

It is little I can give to you
To save both Weyr and Hold;
It is little I can offer you
Who paid with dragon gold...

From Dragonsinger

Chapter 1

The little queen all golden

Flew hissing at the sea

To stop each wave

Her clutch to save

She ventured bravely.


As she attacked the sea in rage

A holderman came nigh

Along the sand

Fishnet in hand

And saw the queen midsky.


He stared at her in wonder

For often he'd been told

That such as she

Could never be

Who hovered there, bright gold.


He saw her plight and quickly

He looked up the cliff he faced

And saw a cave

Above the wave

In which her eggs he placed.


The little queen all golden

Upon his shoulder stood

Her eyes all blue

Glowed of her true

Undying gratitude.



Chapter 2

Harper, tell me of the road
That leads beyond this Hold,
That wends its way beyond the hill…
Does it go further on until
It ends in sunset’s gold?


Chapter 3

Speak softly to my lizard fair
Nor raise your hand to me.
For they are quick to take offense
And quicker to champion me.


Chapter 4

Harper, your song has a sorrowful sound
Though the tune was written as gay.
Your voice is sad and your hands are slow,
And your eye meeting mine turns away


Chapter 5

My nightly craft is winged in white;
A dragon of night-dark sea.
Swiftborn, dreambound, and rudderless;
Her captain and crew are me.
I sail a hundred sleeping tides
Where no seaman’s ever been
And only my white-winged craft and I
Know the marvels we have seen.


Chapter 6

The tears I feel today
I’ll wait to shed tomorrow.
Though I’ll not sleep this night
Nor find surcease from sorrow.
My eyes must keep their sight:
I dare not be tear-blinded.
I must be free to talk
Not choked with grief, clear-minded.
But my grief will never go.
Menolly’s “Song for Petiron”


Chapter 7

Don’t leave me alone!
A cry in the night,
Of anguish heart-striking,
Of soul-killing fright.
Live for my living,
Or else I must die.
Don't leave me alone!
A world heard that cry.


Chapter 8

Gather! Gather! It’s a gather day!
No work for us, and Thread’s away.
Stalls are building, square’s swept clear,
Gather all from far and near.
Bring your marks and bring your wares,
Bring your family for there’s
Food and drink and fun and song.
The Hold flag flies: so gather along!


Chapter 9

The fickle wind’s my foe,
With tide his keen ally.
They’re jealous of my sea’s love
And rouse her with their lie.
Oh sweet sea, oh dear sea,
Heed not their stormy wile
But bear me safely to my Hold
And from their watery trial.
- Eastern Sea Hold Song


Chapter 10

Then my feet took off and my legs went, too,
And my body was obliged to follow.
Me with my hands and my mouth full of cress
And my throat too dry to swallow.
- Menolly’s “Running Song”


Chapter 11

O Tongue, give sound to joy and sing
Of hope and promise on dragonwing!

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