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From: MegaMole
Subject: [I] National Anthems texts
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 19:40:13 +0100

The ones that haven't been posted so far, and are mine to put up; Joy Green did a great job with Copperhead and Sto Lat. It's not my place to post those - I'll leave it up to her to do it if she wants to.

Anyway, here are the all-new ones, first performed at the Con, covering Uberwald, Ephebe, Djelibeybi and Pseudopolis. I'm proudest of Uberwald, I think, but Ephebe got the best reception:

TTTO (well, 's obvious really)

O Gods, my help in ages past,
Entombed for years to come,
Kept sheltered from the sandstorm's blast
In your eternal home -

While pyramids in order stood,
And days receive their frame,
I laboured for the nation's good,
To keep the years the same.

A thousand ages in my sight
Are like an evening gone;
The ritual that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

O Gods, my help in ages past,
My hope for years to come,
Remain embalmed while Dios lasts,
Help me preserve our home.

And that's all.

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