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Fast rode the knight

Language: English

[Fast rode the knight
With spurs, hot and reeking,
Ever waving an eager sword,
"To save my lady!"]1
Fast rode the knight,
And leaped from saddle to war.
Men of steel flickered and gleamed
Like riot of silver lights,
And the gold of the knight's good banner
Still waved on a castle wall.
. . . . .
A horse,
Blowing, staggering, bloody thing,
Forgotten at foot of castle wall.
A horse
Dead at foot of castle wall. 


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1Lindsay:
"To save my lady!"
Fast rode the knight
With spurs hot and reeking,
Ever waving an eager sword,
"To save my lady! To save my lady!"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2011-09-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:35

Line count: 16
Word count: 78

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