Music Popular in Cottington Woods


The following are just some of the songs popular within the Cottington Woods:

The Cotting House

A song about the Cotting House and various exploits that occurred in the area from 2012 to 2016

Company of the Heart

A song written by Talsyn about then-High Prince Aaron and his Companions: Aleena Crofter, Prince Roderick Collamoor, Talsyn, and Amelia Airheart. It is said that the song was also written as a gift to High Prince Aaron and Aleena, who had fallen in love, as a reminder to cherish what they had. High Prince Aaron was betrothed to Princess Gloria of the Diamondlands at birth.

When The Story Is Done (Tales from the Cotting House Theme)

This was a popular song sung in the Cottington Woods from 2017 to 2019, about the search for adventure and for oneself, for one's own tale.

I Once Had A Sweet-Heart

A distressing song, that comes and goes in popularity, to the tune of "She Moved Through the Fair." It is an old, old tune.

Hey Ho to the Greenword

A song popular among the Woodslanders and those who journey into the Woods.

Now O Now I Needs Must Part

Another essay on the failing of love, by J. Downland

We Dreamed Our Dreams

An old song on lovers separated, attributed by some to Aidan Hazelswitch, recently popular again.

What If A Day

A whimsicomelancholic essay on the pointlessness of adventuring, generally attributed to the Spadelander Thos. Campion.

Untitled

torchsome tune bereft of lyric, title, or accredited author. Point of origin unknown; possibly Cotting House.

WinterFire Songs:

An Ode to the Heroes of the Hearth - (written by Jenny Citarelli) - a gift of a song to thank the Heroes (lyrics)

The Holly & The Ivy

Welcome WinterFire

Good King Wenceslas

 


The Cotting House (song)

Audio Recording (MP3)

Song Sheet

House at Cottington Midi File


Lyrics:

Once up on a time in the middle of the woods, lay the
stones of cottington, where the
old way wandered and the wolves did hunt, and the
fair folk had their fun.

Then one day a man came by.
Cleared the trees, hung a tavern sign.
People settled in as time went by, 'round the
house at Cottington.


Five priests passed on a pilgrimage
with holy tales to share
but a shadow crept in close behind
and truth was twisted there

The folk tracked down each truth and tale
healed the frayed and twisted ends
bound the book and chased the shade
from the house at cottington

Here's a tale about how a
Stone, in the wood, became a house, became a town
Cause the world shakes every day
But the homes were built to stay. So roll the
Dice, make a move, don't hold back and don't regret
Cause we're living in the choices that we make


Kingsman Edward, frostwroth slain
Muse and mountain, fire and rogue
All mayhem, bound to Jester lord
To kill, till paid in 7 souls

Then the folk unbound the horde
Freedom to each slave restored
Then death to deathless Fairy lord
Brought death to Cottington.


An ancient tale just halfway told
Locked, and buried save for one
They dug it up and picked the lock
and the sun went down at Cottington.

Cause heroes rescue those in need,
free them from captivity
They saved the elder ones indeed
now they must save Cottington.

A wedding ring for the the farraway king
So ardent towards his love.
but the bride was a queen of the darker things
In the depths of Cottington.

The folk saw through with sight so keen
The charm of that vicious fairy queen
They checked her fatal checkmate scheme
and the King bowed to cottington.

Here's a tale about how a
Stone, in the wood, became a house, became a town
Cause the world shakes every day
But the homes were built to stay. So roll the
Dice, make a move, don't hold back and don't regret
Cause we're living in the choices that we make


Sandmen sail the twilight sea
To harvest stranger tides
But nev'r stare deep into the sleep
Lest it darkly pool your eyes

Oh the nightmares crept across the wood
From the wayward dreamer's blackened hood
In the end they cast her back to sea
Far away from Cottington.


A mended child with dreams so wild
They split the truth in twain
And truth, unbranded unwound truth
Unraveled name by name

The folk thought to rebend the child
And wind their fast unraveling names
They buried her unwanted truth
By driving her insane


Here's a tale about how a
Stone, in the wood, became a house, became a town
Cause the world shakes every day
But the homes were built to stay. So roll the
Dice, make a move, don't hold back and don't regret
Cause we're living in the choices that we make


Once upon a time in the middle of the wood
Sat the town of Cottington
Where the old ways wandered and the fel wolves howled
and the fairies had their fun

Where the folk were strong and made their peace
Neighbors to the wilder beasts
Fought wolves and trees and darker things
To survive in Cottington


When The Story Is Done (Tales from the Cotting House theme song)

Sheet Music

Lyrics:

Follow me, oh follow me
Fairy or firelight I don't know
Halfway between where I have been
And where I'm bound to go

So I walk toward this light in the wood
Though I've farther than Farraway to run
But what will unveil, when the sky grows pale
And the story is done.

Once upon a time someone says
As I walk toward the light through the door
There's a story to hear, curious and rare
And never told before

Tired, I knock on the door
Though I'm farther than Farraway bound
But who will I be, at the end of this scene
When the morning comes round.

So I stand by this light in the wood
Though I've farther than Farraway to run
But what will unveil, when the sky grows pale
And the story is done.

Na na na na na…





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