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A walking school carries the last vestiges of knowledge and culture through a post-apocalyptic world.(from my D&D campaign world of Muse)

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Goliards
Copyright 2013 by Mary Crowell

Carried on legs made from iron and from magic
Fleeing the towns with the flu hemorrhagic
Here we go…., Here we go…… Here we go, goliards.

We are a school and museum and a brain trust
Our world is dying and scholars we fain must
Live like crows, live like crows, live like crows, goliards.

Chorus:
Scholars, Engineers, and Bards,
Wand’ring the remnants and shards
Goliards.
Machines and people working hard.

Gears click and whir as the golems repair it.
Wiring kept safe by the cats and the ferret
Still we slow, still we slow, still we slow, goliards.

Wander the world in a time capsule lonely,
Remember how it was like in the only
World we know, world, we know, world we know, goliards.

Chorus

Musicians sing the perfection to move chains.
Technicians keep people young ‘til rejuv drains
Fail to flow, fail to flow, fail to flow, goliards.

Suit up and teach, then move on to the next town.
We flee from fools with their guns and their gold crowns,
Glowing snow, glowing snow, glowing snow, goliards.

Chorus X2

credits

from Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour, released January 1, 2017
Goliards
Lead vocal - Mary Crowell
Backing vocals - Maya Bohnhoff, Michelle “vixy” Dockrey, Mary Crowell
Piano - Mary Crowell
Guitars - Jeff Bohnhoff
Cello atmospherics - Betsy Tinney
Synths - Jeff Bohnhoff
Electric bass - Jeff Bohnhoff
Drum programming - Jeff Bohnhoff

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Mary Crowell Athens, Alabama

Mary Crowell is a singer/songwriter and piano teacher who loves mythology and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
She may be seen at science fiction and filk conventions performing and accompanying concerts on piano and occasionally clarinet.
Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour is her third solo album and is a mythic musical journey!
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