Fair Was The Blossom is an Honorverse-themed Filk song by Echo's Children. It can be found on the first Baen Honorverse CD.


Fair Was The Blossom

Lyrics and melody ©2000 by Catherine Faber and Arlene "Callie" Hills
Arrangement © 2000 by Bob Esty and Catherine Faber

Fair was the blossom, and faithful and true

But fairer the tree from which it grew

For Manticore's flower our grief is displayed

For Honor has fallen to Haven's red blade.

For Manticore's navy and Grayson's she flew;

Fearless her ship and devoted her crew.

Through terrible odds her commitment was keen

To keep to her word and to honor her Queen.

I will remember till memory dies

Grayson's deep anger ablaze in her eyes

As she challenged Burdette in the whole council's sight

"Send for your sword and may God aid the right."

I'm drawn to a standard I cannot attain

My beacon a Lady, a Knight without stain,

You cannot in honor, deny me this grace

The chance to avenge what I cannot replace.

I mourn for her loss but I know very well

The tree is no less for the flower that fell.

Someday I hope they'll remember of me,

Fair was the blossom, but fairer the tree.

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