Just One Time

©Darius of the Bells (Don Riney)



Chorus:

For just one time, I would fight for Ansteorra
I would give my heart in battle to my homeland and my King
For just one time I would fight for Ansteorra
I would drive her foemen's armies to the sea

It came to pass our King he called
an army to the field
A lad came to the battle line a woods mans axe to wield
Our General called out to the boy, "just what you think to do?"
And the veterans wiped a tear from eye as his valiant words rang true.

Chorus:

A cheer rose up all through the ranks
for this boldly spoken boy
And to the plain he'd go with them though his axe he'd not employ
Beside the generals horse he strode with a banner pole in hand
As the story of the words he spoke spread quickly through the land

Chorus:

Now the noise of battle filled the air, ringing steel and dying men
Our line began a force retreat, It seemed a harsh and joyless end
That boy ran out towards the line with his pennant flying free
The words he spoke they filled the air, as a mighty lord's decree

For just one more time, we must fight for Ansteorra
We must give our hearts in battle to our homeland and our King
For just one more time we must fight for Ansteorra
We will drive her foemen's armies to the sea

Oh a valiant heart can win the day
if its faith and love are true
The boy he paid the price that day, as a spearman ran him through
But his words we will not soon forget, nor his sacrifice that day
For when the king, he gives the call I will answer then and say

Chorus:

Final Chorus:

Now it's one more time, we can fight for Ansteorra
We can give our hearts in battle to our homeland and our King 
For one more time we can fight for Ansteorra 
We will drive Trimaris' armies to the sea 



Darius' note: Based loosely on the melody of Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers