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Shopspur


Lyrics: Master John Inchingham           
Music: Hotspur
            by Andrew Lyon of Wolvenwood




Queens, bring your coffers, your cash and your courtiers
Tangwystl's conducting a royal spending spree
She's challenged the East Realm to a battle of bargains,
She'll out-dicker Catherine in tent, shop, or street

So summon the haggler, and grab the exchequer
The Queen's going shopping at Pennsic today
Her wagon is laden with gold, milk and barter
Tangwystl will triumph in this tourney of trade

All merchants and crafters were given fair warning,
Their best wares a-waiting on the road of gold
But great haste is needed, for foul weather threatens
The clouds scowl above us, and thunder has rolled

So buy books and buttons, and baubles and baskets,
Furs, fabric and feast-gear, and embroidery floss
Amber and armor, and hand-crafted leather,
When he spies all our treasures, the king's eyes will cross

Purchase some pottery, some pouches and patterns,
and millions of miles of this marvelous trim
Tangwystl and Catherine are dealing like deulists
And no fortune teller can say who will win.

But thunder has spoken, and rain is now pouring
The East Queen and courtiers are running away
We'll mop up our shopping and cart home our bargains
Let's all take a milk break and call it a day

Queens hide your coffers, your cash and your courtiers
Tangwystl has finished her royal spending spree
She's vanquished her rival, it's time for a nappy
There'll be no more shopping, 'til tomorrow at three

Then summon the haggler and grab the exchequer
The Queen's going shopping at Pennsic today
Her wagon is laden with gold, milk and barter
Tangwystl will triumph in this tourney of trade.

Lyrics © 1991 Steve Katlack
Music © 1985 Andrew Pickard
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