A Campfire Song for my Baroness

I wrote this song for Baroness Juliana Grene while I was serving as Baronial Bard of Black Diamond.  Baroness Juliana was a ball of energy as Baroness (and she still is!) and she seemed to be everywhere, all the time, doing all the things, while inspiring everyone in her path to up their game.  After the "Baron Song incident" (click here for more information) I noticed that Juliana was careful with Her choice of words while in my presence.  Now, I really wanted to write a song for her, but she was just always well-behaved, actively doing wonderful things, helping people out, being crazy busy, teaching, doing all sorts of work for the Barony, and refused to offer up a moment of source material for a good bardic song... (ok, she and Aldemere offered up plenty of other source material, for example, click here for Aldemere and Juliana's Song).  Finally, one day, the moment came.  We had a Black Diamond gathering/fighter practice, and my Lady escaped the parking lot before me while I was wrangling our toddler out of the car.  As I walked through the woods, carrying my toddler towards the fighters, a heavy fog filled in between the trees.  Then, the fog cleared to frame my Lady walking over to to greet Juliana.  The fog of fortune seemed to amplify their words, so that I could hear them from the distance.  Helena said to Juliana - "Its good to see you!"  Juliana replied "It's so good to be seen!"  The sun then shone down on the field, drove away the fog, and in that moment, I had source material for a Juliana song!  Juliana looked aghast as she noticed her bard - toting a toddler while doing a happy dance in the woods.  It was almost as if she knew what had just happened... She might have threatened me at the time - my memory is sometimes sketchy at best.  So, I wrote this little filk, just for Baroness Juliana.  While writing the last verse, I decided that I should use Juliana's favorite color in the song - so I sent her a note, and asked her about her favorite color (I suspected green, due to her name).  She replied that her favorite color was, in fact, green, and that she used to wear only green dresses to events, which is how she came by her name!  So, Juliana effectively wrote the last verse of the song herself!  To this day, this song acts as a "Juliana-call."  If the song is sung anywhere at an event site, Juliana will miraculously materialize just in time to hear the chorus.  I think she likes the Fa-la-la's the best, since Fa-la-la's are so period!

Lyric sheet for "A Campfire Song for my Baroness," by Johann von Solothurn

Johann von Solothurn

Johann is a bard and Court Musician in the Kingdom of Atlantia.  Johann enjoys sharing his art.  If you would like Johann to assist you in organizing or judging bardic/music competitions, teaching classes, or if you would like him to drop by your camp and perform, just send him a note (email below).  

Johann von Solothurn

Barony of Black Diamond

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