Holler & Swallow
(a fire ritual)
Let me intro-duce to you
something i think we should do:
A Holler and a Swallow
is a ritual to follow;
'tis time for us to drink,
rehydrate and have a think.
Thus we shall raise a mighty ruckus
in the style of ancient Bachus
though alcohol be not allowed
because of children in the crowd
juice will also pass the test
and water's still the very best
for when i say a name worth honoring
(some concept well worth remembering)
then we shall raise our glasses to the sky
and shout out with a mighty cry
"All Hail! (so-and-so)"
to not forget and always know
the very most important things
that only joy with knowledge brings.
Vedic Hindu texts in sanskrit
are ancient books where it is writ:
born in the wild, now tamed and free,
is the spirit we call the great Augni;
the very essence of the fire,
the flame itself burning higher.
So grab your drinks and raise them high,
for this holler and swallow, nigh
'cause here and now it's time, you see
for us all to say "HAIL! AUGNI!"
while tending the fire i'm facing away
but i want to turn and face you and say
i am glad you all came to drum here today
i really like the drumming, you see
it makes this time special for me
it's the drumming that sets my dancing soul free
and if you can't drum then at least you can dance
for drumming and dance are a real nice balance
fall winter spring and on summers
each season marked by our drummers
So grab your drinks and raise them high
for this holler and a swallow, nigh
Shout, everyone within our ranks
"HAIL! You Drummers, and mighty thanks!"
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