None But A Harper
words by Peter S. Beagle;
music by Gunn-McKee
"I am no king,
and I am no lord.
And I am no soldier at arms," said he.
"I am none but a harper, and a very poor harper
That has come hither to wed with thee."
"If you were
a lord, you should be my lord.
And the same if you were a thief," said she.
"And if you are a harper, you should be my harper,
For it makes no matter to me, to me,
For it makes no matter to me.
"But what if
it prove that I am no harper?
That I lied for your love most monstrously?"
"Why then I'll teach you to play and sing,
For I dearly love a good harp," said she.
Background: A long time ago, Andrew read The Last Unicorn, then he saw the movie. Well, he was quite disconcerted to find that the lyrics from the last page of the book were not found in the movie. So when we got together, this was one of the first songs we arranged.
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