The Jaws of Winter’s Mouth

And now for a much more mellow and tame tune from the same tavern as the previous ones, but on a much different note. This was sung by a serving wench, not normally the focus of attention. She found herself upon the stage because of the tavern owner, and so she called upon memory to bring to the forefront a couple songs from her youth.

While perhaps not as rousing as the other songs of the tavern, this was certainly well received. And so, without further delay:

The Jaws of Winter’s Mouth

Bring me the cold of the deep winter months
The snows I have made for my ho~o~ome
Bring me a whisper within these deep months
Of the lands in whi~ch we roam

Grant me the fortitude I require
To live in the ice of the south
And ne’er let my will expire
In the jaws of Winter’s mouth

Bring me the deep snows of winter time
Grant me an hour or t~w~wo
That I can listen for Lae’rya’s chime
To call me back to you~

Grant me the fortitude I require
To travel the ice of the south
And never let my will expire
By the jaws of Winter’s mouth

Wrap me in your cold embrace
Wicked, southward winds
Bestow upon me the hunter’s grace
If I follow your eddies and bends

Grant me the fortitude I require
To bear the chill of the south
And never let my will expire
As I defy Winter’s mouth

Bring me home to my long, lost love
Into her warm, tender arms
Make true the things I am dreaming of
As I bask within her charms.

I have the fortitude I require
To refuse the pull of the south
I have the will not to expire
And find death in Winter’s mouth


Note that Lae’rya is the goddess of trickery, mischeif, travel, and a few other things within the setting for which this song was written. Her name could easily be substituted for that of another deity in order to tailor this to another campaign or setting. 🙂

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