01 May 2006

O, o, o!

Read: Teresa Nielsen Hayden's O dere ghod in Making Light.

3 comments:

Spencer said...

Anna - Have you ever seen the lyrics to "Shaft" in old English? If you want, I can post them here.

anna tambour said...

Please do post them, Spencer. Now you've got me scurrying to find any old English cricket cookie recipes.

Spencer said...

The Theme to Shaft in Chaucer’s English

Wha be tha blake prevy lawe
That bene wantoun too alle tha feres?
SHAFT!
Ya damne righte!

Wha be tha carl tha riske is hals wolt
Fro is allye leve?
SHAFT!
Konne ye?

Wha be tha carl wha ne wolden flee
Whan peril bene all aboughte?
SHAFT!
Verray!

Alle clepe tha carl ane badde mooder-
SOFTE!
Speken of Shaft bene I.
THAN KONNE ALLES WE!

He be a man konne unnethes
Namo save is mayde konnes im.
JOHN SHAFT!