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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

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Posted - 06 Mar 2019 :  12:25:18  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Got inspired by a Facebook post over on Forgotten Realms Archives.

In the deepest mines below
Golden rivers ever flow.

Sound off! Dig some ore! Sound off! Even more!

Orcs like blood and orcs like gore
Kill them all and mine some ore.

Sound off! Dig some ore! Sound off! Even more!


Arcrowns sit upon their thrones
Made from orc and goblin bones

Sound off! Dig some ore! Sound off! Even more!

Sun goes up and we go down
Mine the gold to make the crown

Sound off! Dig some ore! Sound off! Even more!

Sun goes down and we stay up
Digging gold until we sup.

Sound off! Dig some ore! Sound off! Even more!

When at last we take a rest
Dreams of gold we do suggest

Sound off! Dig some ore! Sound off! Even more!

'Morrow's yet another day
Get yer pick and on yer way

Sound off! Dig some ore! Sound off! Even more!

(And repeat.)

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http://www.ericlboyd.com/dnd/

Edited by - ericlboyd on 09 Mar 2019 00:02:37

Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 06 Mar 2019 :  21:37:40  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's pretty good, but I think the one I wrote has a catchier tune. I just ask that no one tell the Bee Gees about it.

Well, you can tell by the way I wear my beard
I'm a forgin' dwarf, my eyebrows seared
Hammers loud and fires warm, I've been forging steel
Since I was born
And now it's all right, it's okay
And you may look the other way
We can all understand
The way that gold affects a man

Under a mountain, embraced by stone,
You're working a mine, working a mine!
Feel the rocks breakin' and anvils a-shakin'
And working a mine, working a mine!
Ah, ha, ha, ha, working a mine, working a mine
Ah, ha, ha, ha, working a mine!

Well now, hammers low and hammers high,
Moradin and Clangeddin, I really try...
My swinging hammer pays my dues,
I'm a forgin' man and I just can't lose
You know it's all right, it's okay,
I'll live to craft another day!
We can all understand
The way that gold affects a man

Under a mountain, embraced by stone,
You're working a mine, working a mine!
Feel the rocks breakin' and anvils a-shakin'
And working a mine, working a mine!
Ah, ha, ha, ha, working a mine, working a mine
Ah, ha, ha, ha, working a mine!

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AJA
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Posted - 06 Mar 2019 :  22:33:04  Show Profile Send AJA a Private Message  Reply with Quote


I don't know but I been told
(I don't know but I been told)
Under them mountains is plenty gold
(Under them mountains is plenty gold)
Mmm, good
(Mmm, good!)
Feels good
(Feels good!)
Is good
(Is good!)
Real good
(Real good!)
Good for you
(Good for you!)
Good for me
(Good for me!)


But seriously, "Where There's A Whip, There's A Way" is the best marching song ever, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise


AJA
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Hoondatha
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Posted - 07 Mar 2019 :  00:57:52  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Man those Rankin Bass shows had some great songs. I even managed to find the soundtrack to The Hobbit a few years ago. It's like pure, undiluted childhood nostalgia.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 07 Mar 2019 :  05:16:19  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My favourite was always “Bilbo Baggins” by Leonard Nimoy. Pure gold.

— George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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sleyvas
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Posted - 07 Mar 2019 :  20:06:05  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know the tune is different, but it reminds me of that old rawhide song. That would probably make a good conversion into FR somehow for merchant caravans... maybe something for caravan guards to sing.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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sleyvas
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Posted - 07 Mar 2019 :  20:07:32  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AJA

But seriously, "Where There's A Whip, There's A Way" is the best marching song ever, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise






YES... I have ALWAYS loved that song, and I'm actually surprised I'm not the only one.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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Gary Dallison
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Posted - 07 Mar 2019 :  20:42:52  Show Profile Send Gary Dallison a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sing it in dwarven and I'll be extra happy

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Ayrik
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Posted - 08 Mar 2019 :  12:54:04  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
But seriously, "Where There's A Whip, There's A Way" is the best marching song ever, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise
quote:
YES... I have ALWAYS loved that song, and I'm actually surprised I'm not the only one.
I watched this cartoon as a child and this marching song made me suddenly aware that a whole world of (good) music existed beyond the sing-along nursery rhyme Disney-like drudgery my parents had thus far encouraged. Several decades of fanatical heavy metal concerts followed. This particular cartoon is rather awful cheese (even though Lord of the Rings is a classic tale) but Where There's A Whip was always fondly remembered.

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Edited by - Ayrik on 08 Mar 2019 12:57:35
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Wenin
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Posted - 08 Mar 2019 :  23:12:32  Show Profile Send Wenin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
All great songs, BUT you have to record them and post to youtube. =)

Thank you =)

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