Vivant Pellandres et Valeria

I wrote this song for the investiture of my friends Pellandres and Valeria as Baron and Baroness of L’Ile du Dragon Dormant, when our shire was elevated to a barony. At the time, I was studying Latin and decided to try my hand at a Latin chorus. Translated, it reads, “Long live Pellandres and Valeria! While they rule, we will fear neither war nor famine.” This is one of the few songs I’ve written with an original melody, and I’m still trying to figure out a way to get a recorded version of it uploaded. Until then, I would be happy to email you an mp3 version of my singing it.

Vivant Pellandres et Valeria
by Lady Katherine Ashewode, “The Pocket Bard”
March 2005

Vivant Pellandres et Valeria!
Eis regentibus, timemus
Nec bellum nec famem.

Harken old men, young men, wise men,
Face our noble coronet.
Baron bold with will unyielding
And his faithful baroness.


See Pellandres, battle-ready,
Muster troops, to war they go!
See them strike like a mighty hammer
Strong and brave they crush the foe!


See Valeria, prudent planner
Gather autumn’s harvest wheat
Winter’s ravage cannot touch us!
Food lies always at our feet.


See them ruling, wise and able,
May they rule for many years!
Charge your glass and hold it lofty,
Raise your voice and shout this cheer:

Vivant Pellandrus et Valeria! (x3)

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