Freaking the Mundanes (Dragon Dormant Version)

It seems like everyone has to filk “Waltzing Matilda” at least once in their bardic career. So this was my attempt at it. This was actually adapted from a more general SCA version of “Freaking the Mundanes” to be more appropriate for my home group, L’Ile du Dragon Dormant. For those not in the know, “freaking the mundanes” means to put on medieval garb and go out into the wide world, causing non-SCA people to stare with various degrees of confusion.

Freaking the Mundanes (Dragon Dormant Version)
by Julie Golick, “The Pocket Bard”
to the tune of “Waltzing Matilda”
March 2004

Once a noble baron held a court in Sleepy Dragon’s Isle
Out on the edge of the river so free,
And we sang as we marched to the metro in our funny clothes
You’ll come a-freaking the Mundanes with me.

Chorus:
Feaking the Mundanes, freaking the Mundanes
You’ll come a-freaking the Mundanes with me.
(repeat the last 2 lines of the previous verse)

Down came a snack truck to vend beside the fighter park
“Stand and deliver!” cried the bold company
And we sang as we munched on our beaver tales and ice cream bars,
You’ll come a-freaking the Mundanes with me.

Chorus

Bardic at Angrinon turned into a drumming fest,
Out came the dancers: one, two, three
And we sang as Angall danced around the firepit.
You’ll come a-freaking the Mundanes with me.

Chorus

Oh, Cynan the Bard goes strolling down St. Laurent Street,
Singing his songs as a minstrel free
And he sings as tourists all stare out from their passing cars
You’ll come a-freaking the Mundanes with me.

Chorus

Why sit home alone and dream your dreams in solitude
This will be fun, I can guarantee
Come put on your costumes, then strap your weapons at your side
And come out a-freaking the Mundanes with me.

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