(also known as The Anthem)
From Macquarie to Gundaroo
From Odinfest to Morrisset too…
We must be strong and brave
The Mediæval Movement we’ve got to save
If the SCA plot suck-ceeds (ih! ih!)
They’ll destroy reality….
They ponce about in fancy dress
And suck up to the Baroness
They think that life’s a game of D&D…
They fool around with wooden sticks
They think they’re cool, but THEY’RE JUST PR*CKS!
They can’t accept that swords are made from steel…
They hit each other with rattan canes
And pulverise their stupid brains
They’ve never read a work of history…
(…and they did!)
© Andy Sinclair
Traditional, Orig. Macquarie Hackers (Tune: Starblazers)
Truly the Song of Songs! Where is the true re-enactor whose heart does not swell at the sound of its immortal strains? Where is the SCA dick-dog who does not cringe (or laugh) as their dirty (Lycra™) laundry is aired?
Originally written by the Macquarie Hackers, the University-based Mediaeval group whose members went on to form the core of the Routiers, this has to be one of the most well-known songs in the re-enactment scene. The second line originally said “From Odinfest to Maldon too”, but after the Routier’s historic victory at Morrissett, the name of that immortal battleground was substituted as being… how shall we say … more appropriate?