A/N: Love to signofthetimes, CB and reviewers.
This is a seriously awful song. I mean really, really bad. For one thing, how the hell is this fellow talking...and talking...and talking?
On the other hand, it's intended as a propaganda piece for the War in Wales in 1992. And Amycus wrote the lyrics, so don't look at me. He's not the worst sort of Death Eater, Amycus, but I think we've established that song-writing is not his forte, to say the least.
It's based on a real-life song from the American Civil War. 'The Drummer Boy of Shiloh, by William Shakespeare Hays, is...not to the modern taste, to say the least, though even I won't go so far as to mock it. It's on Youtube, if anyone is interested.
The first verse fits the music of that song, though nothing else does. Suggestions are welcomed as always.
Are there other songs people might like? I'd like to do some (good ones) about the November War and other important events. What might people like?
The Dying Auror's Plea, words by Amycus Carrow and tune by Mamercus Jugson, circa 1992.
The Dark Lord defends us from danger
A debt we can never repay
Though our brave aurors try and many will die
For the gift of His Lordship's love.
On Snowden's low and bloody hill,
A dying auror lay
And called his comrades round him
Heed well what he did say
'Brothers, brothers, my race is run
The foul werewolves have taken my life
But I die content, with a smile on my face
Though I leave a young son and a wife'
'For my death is just the beginning
His Lordship's command I obeyed
And answered His call, and gave it my all
And my sacrifice He will repay'
'Go to my wife and tell her
My thoughts were of her and my boy
Tell her to teach him to serve our Cause
For the sake of the life we enjoy
'For when his turn comes,
I will help him, aiding him from above
As he defends Britain and Wizarding life
Safe in a father's love'
'And brothers, our Cause is a just one
For Britain demands all our best
And as the light fades, and my blood feeds the earth
And the sun sets red in the west'
'My thoughts are of home and of family
But alas! I am breathing my last'
Thus the auror did die, and his comrades did weep,
Though he was but asleep, safe in His Lordship's love.