Composer: Mary Evert
Vocalist: Steven Evert
Piano:John-William Gambrell
Lyrics: Michael Joseph Murano

A Lonesome Bard

 

Across the vast and empty plain

In summer under the rain

Through snowy mountain roads

I sing ballades love songs and odes.

 

I am a lonesome bard

Atop my lonely donkey

Your joy is my reward

With a dish of meat and barley (2x)

 

In your cities in your towns

Before peasants and mighty crowns

I sing of love, of joy, and of cheer

For a little sip of beer

 

I am a lonesome bard

Atop my lonely donkey

Your joy is my reward

With a dish of meat and barley (2x)

 

No matter the occasion

For every celebration

I'll be there for you

I'll always be there for you

 

I am a lonesome bard

Atop my lonely donkey

Your joy is my reward

With a dish of meat and barley (2x)

 

And as the sun sets in the west

When just before you go to rest

I'll take leave and move on

By the morrow I'll be gone

 

For I am a lonesome bard

Atop my lonely donkey

Your joy is my reward

With a dish of meat and barley

Barley!