The Song of the Northern Wanderers (Home to Ealdormere)

Master Hector of the Black Height

I'm going home, home, home to the Northlands,

Home, home, home to Ealdormere. (Twice)

 

Farewell to the ladies of distant Ruan Tallan,

Farewell to the maids of Atlantia's shore,

We sail with the tide to return to the Northlands

And your pretty smiles I'll be seeing no more.

I'm going home...

 

I've sailed through deep fogs on the broad Eastern ocean,

I've seen the far west coast where white wavetops fall

But I'd lose the world to return to the Northlands,

To stand once again in my Prince's great hall.

I'm going home...

 

I've heard of great treasures that Southron men covet,

Caid to Trimaris, they search high and low;

The richest of riches awaits in the Northlands,

To forest and glen and blue rivers I go.

I'm going home...

 

My heart has found friends through the miles of the Midrealm,

From Northshield's expanse to the great Oaken plain,

But ever my wandering eyes find the North Star

And ever in Ealdormere I would remain.

I'm going home...

 

And as my eyes search distant skies for direction

I gaze through the clouds to the North Star above

And in its gold light I see circling a falcon:

I think of far lands and true friends that we love.

I'm going home…

 

My sword has won battles, my bow has won honour,

My shield's scarlet field has blazed bold as the dawn

But now my heart longs to hear songs of the Northlands,

So steer by the North Star and let us be gone.

I'm going home...

 

Swift home speed the Northmen from lands strange and distant,

Riding the waves like the gulls ride the spray;

My heart cannot wait for first sight of the Northlands

So bend your backs harder and haul it away!

I'm going home...