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DovahKaaz
February 6, 2014

THIS IS THE FINISHED SONG:

There once was a hero/ named Ragnor the Red

Who came riding to Riften/ from ol' Rorikstead

He fought with the locals/ he fought with his wife

And most of all/ he fought for his life

Killed a few dragons/ a few wizards too

One of them who actually/ turned his skin blue

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

He hunted all game/turned some inside-out

 Challenged the Jarl/in bare-fisted bout

 It was a draw/as fair as can be

 So they resolved to/ a race through the sea

 They were still tied/it was quite a sight

 They were swimming/with all of their might

 But, for Ragnor the Red/the water was mean

 For it just happened/ to turn his skin green!

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

The people of Riften/ thought they'd had enough

But they couldn't bind him/'Cause he was so tough

 So when the people/got weary and tired,/they set his house on fire!

He didn't notice,/for he was asleep

And when he slumbers,/he's slumbering deep

The heat from the blaze/caused his pores to singe

Ragnor the Red/ was now orange!

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

He looked far and wide/for a new home

Wherever he went/ couldn't be left alone

So he found refuge/in an old meadow

And his skin slowly/turned yellow!

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

There came a thief/and he woke with a fright

He chased the thief/all throughout the night

They ran through cities/and into the streets

Neither one/would give up on his fleet

But his armor caught/and he didn't know

That he ran through Riften/without any clothes!

When he looked down/and saw he was bare

He bolted swiftly/with no time to spare

He's alone in the mountain/ made his own clothes and bed

Because now Ragnor the Red/ is very much Red!

Well, as long as/ he isn't dead.

(Ho hey!)

 

It has a bar song feel, and I'm looking for people to sing it.  I'm thinking we could get like 5+ people to sing it 3 times and overlap all of them so that atleast 15 voices are singing.  I'd need someone with sound editing experience to help with that.  If you have a link or an mp3 or something with you singing it, (hopefully we can get a woman's voice too), or you have a way of helping overlap the voices, email me at [email protected]

by DovahKaaz
February 6, 2014

THIS IS THE FINISHED SONG:

There once was a hero/ named Ragnor the Red

Who came riding to Riften/ from ol' Rorikstead

He fought with the locals/ he fought with his wife

And most of all/ he fought for his life

Killed a few dragons/ a few wizards too

One of them who actually/ turned his skin blue

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

He hunted all game/turned some inside-out

 Challenged the Jarl/in bare-fisted bout

 It was a draw/as fair as can be

 So they resolved to/ a race through the sea

 They were still tied/it was quite a sight

 They were swimming/with all of their might

 But, for Ragnor the Red/the water was mean

 For it just happened/ to turn his skin green!

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

The people of Riften/ thought they'd had enough

But they couldn't bind him/'Cause he was so tough

 So when the people/got weary and tired,/they set his house on fire!

He didn't notice,/for he was asleep

And when he slumbers,/he's slumbering deep

The heat from the blaze/caused his pores to singe

Ragnor the Red/ was now orange!

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

He looked far and wide/for a new home

Wherever he went/ couldn't be left alone

So he found refuge/in an old meadow

And his skin slowly/turned yellow!

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!

There came a thief/and he woke with a fright

He chased the thief/all throughout the night

They ran through cities/and into the streets

Neither one/would give up on his fleet

But his armor caught/and he didn't know

That he ran through Riften/without any clothes!

When he looked down/and saw he was bare

He bolted swiftly/with no time to spare

He's alone in the mountain/ made his own clothes and bed

Because now Ragnor the Red/ is very much Red!

Well, as long as/ he isn't dead.

(Ho hey!)

 

It has a bar song feel, and I'm looking for people to sing it.  I'm thinking we could get like 5+ people to sing it 3 times and overlap all of them so that atleast 15 voices are singing.  I'd need someone with sound editing experience to help with that.  If you have a link or an mp3 or something with you singing it, (hopefully we can get a woman's voice too), or you have a way of helping overlap the voices, email me at [email protected]


hiith
February 7, 2014
When I hear this in my head, it sounds like the next three lines should end the verse, like "He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!", and verses should proceed in the same manner as the first
by hiith
February 7, 2014
When I hear this in my head, it sounds like the next three lines should end the verse, like "He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!", and verses should proceed in the same manner as the first

hiith
February 7, 2014
Idea for second verse:

"He hunted all game/turned some inside-out

Challenged the Jarl/in bare-fisted bout

It was a draw/as fair as can be

So they resolved/ to a race through the sea

They were still tied/it was quite a sight

They were swimming/with all of their might

But, for Ragnor/the water was mean

For it turned his skin green!" :D
by hiith
February 7, 2014
Idea for second verse:



"He hunted all game/turned some inside-out



Challenged the Jarl/in bare-fisted bout



It was a draw/as fair as can be



So they resolved/ to a race through the sea



They were still tied/it was quite a sight



They were swimming/with all of their might



But, for Ragnor/the water was mean



For it turned his skin green!" :D

DovahKaaz
February 7, 2014

Nice! I think I'll edit in lines that I like into the original post when I get the time.

Now we just need to find some people to sing it.

by DovahKaaz
February 7, 2014

Nice! I think I'll edit in lines that I like into the original post when I get the time.

Now we just need to find some people to sing it.


hiith
February 7, 2014
Once the song gets finished, I might could see about putting up a YouTube video of me singing it
by hiith
February 7, 2014
Once the song gets finished, I might could see about putting up a YouTube video of me singing it

DovahKaaz
February 7, 2014

I'll keep thinking about more lines.  You guys do it too!

I was thinking since it's a bar-type song, we could try to compile the voices so that it sounded like the whole Bannered Mare was singing it.  Get like 5 or so people to sing it 3 times and overlap them all that way it sounds like 15 voices.  I think they did that in the Song Of The Dragonborn too, just on a bigger scale.

by DovahKaaz
February 7, 2014

I'll keep thinking about more lines.  You guys do it too!

I was thinking since it's a bar-type song, we could try to compile the voices so that it sounded like the whole Bannered Mare was singing it.  Get like 5 or so people to sing it 3 times and overlap them all that way it sounds like 15 voices.  I think they did that in the Song Of The Dragonborn too, just on a bigger scale.


hiith
February 7, 2014

Another verse!

"The people of Riften/ thought they'd had enough

But they couldn't bind him/'Cause he was so tough

 So when the people/got weary and tired,/they set his house on fire!

He didn't notice,/for he was asleep

And when he slumbers,/he's slumbering deep

The heat from the blaze/caused his pores to singe

Ragnor was now/orange!

 

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!"

by hiith
February 7, 2014

Another verse!

"The people of Riften/ thought they'd had enough

But they couldn't bind him/'Cause he was so tough

 So when the people/got weary and tired,/they set his house on fire!

He didn't notice,/for he was asleep

And when he slumbers,/he's slumbering deep

The heat from the blaze/caused his pores to singe

Ragnor was now/orange!

 

He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!"


DovahKaaz
February 7, 2014

Adding it!

by DovahKaaz
February 7, 2014

Adding it!


hiith
February 7, 2014

More ideas! This song has been on my mind all day. It might be a bit of a problem. Anyways, new verse:

"He looked far and wide/for a new home

Wherever he went,/' couldn't be left alone

So he found refuge/in an old meadow

And his skin slowly/turned yellow!" (short, I know)

 

And another, for the end:

"There came a theif/and he woke with a fright

He chased the theif/all throughout the night

They ran through cities(?)/and into the streets

Neither one/would give up on his fleet

But his pants caught/and he didn't know

That he ran through Rifton/without any clothes!

When he looked down/and saw he was bare

He bolted swiftly/with no time to spare

He's alone in the mountain,/ made his own clothes and bed

Because,/now Ragnor is Red!"

Then, the "He wasn't quite rose..." could be replaced with "Now he is rose,/ol' Ragnor the Red,/ as long as he isn't dead!"

I thought about doing a verse where he started to fade towhere he was a complete rainbow, save for red, but honestly, I've had enough. Maybe someone else could write it? It seems good without it. Your song, your decision, I suppose. Anyways, this was fun. I'm glad I could help, though it seemed no-one else did.

by hiith
February 7, 2014

More ideas! This song has been on my mind all day. It might be a bit of a problem. Anyways, new verse:

"He looked far and wide/for a new home

Wherever he went,/' couldn't be left alone

So he found refuge/in an old meadow

And his skin slowly/turned yellow!" (short, I know)

 

And another, for the end:

"There came a theif/and he woke with a fright

He chased the theif/all throughout the night

They ran through cities(?)/and into the streets

Neither one/would give up on his fleet

But his pants caught/and he didn't know

That he ran through Rifton/without any clothes!

When he looked down/and saw he was bare

He bolted swiftly/with no time to spare

He's alone in the mountain,/ made his own clothes and bed

Because,/now Ragnor is Red!"

Then, the "He wasn't quite rose..." could be replaced with "Now he is rose,/ol' Ragnor the Red,/ as long as he isn't dead!"

I thought about doing a verse where he started to fade towhere he was a complete rainbow, save for red, but honestly, I've had enough. Maybe someone else could write it? It seems good without it. Your song, your decision, I suppose. Anyways, this was fun. I'm glad I could help, though it seemed no-one else did.


hiith
February 7, 2014

Another thing, in the beginning, we call him a hero, but he's since then been made into a jerk, so would you want to change that? Again, your song, your call.

by hiith
February 7, 2014

Another thing, in the beginning, we call him a hero, but he's since then been made into a jerk, so would you want to change that? Again, your song, your call.


DovahKaaz
February 8, 2014

I said hero because the verse from Skyrim that inspired this was "There once was a hero named Ragnor the Red who came riding *something something* from ol' Rorikstead."

Maybe I'll find a way to change it.  I'll keep thinking on it.  Thanks so much for the help!  Now we just need singers... Maybe paarthurnax could use his Thu'um and sing it out.

The rainbow idea just seems a little too much, so I think I'll pass on that one.

by DovahKaaz
February 8, 2014

I said hero because the verse from Skyrim that inspired this was "There once was a hero named Ragnor the Red who came riding *something something* from ol' Rorikstead."

Maybe I'll find a way to change it.  I'll keep thinking on it.  Thanks so much for the help!  Now we just need singers... Maybe paarthurnax could use his Thu'um and sing it out.

The rainbow idea just seems a little too much, so I think I'll pass on that one.


DovahKaaz
February 20, 2014

Apparently what I heard was the first line of Ragnar The Red.

I've got a few edits that I'm going to make, including adding a verse about skeevers and purple, then it'll be ready for singing.  Anyone going to sing it once I get it done?

by DovahKaaz
February 20, 2014

Apparently what I heard was the first line of Ragnar The Red.

I've got a few edits that I'm going to make, including adding a verse about skeevers and purple, then it'll be ready for singing.  Anyone going to sing it once I get it done?


OlganChi
March 19, 2014

I'd be willing to sing, mind you since it's a bar song, I'm not gonna be conscious about the way my voice sounds. I usually sing heavy metal songs but irish pub songs are my second favorite genre, so I'm in :D

by OlganChi
March 19, 2014

I'd be willing to sing, mind you since it's a bar song, I'm not gonna be conscious about the way my voice sounds. I usually sing heavy metal songs but irish pub songs are my second favorite genre, so I'm in :D


DovahKaaz
March 19, 2014

Cool! Heck, I'll take any type of voice, I just need some people willing to sing.

I'll see if I can get my last few edits in today.

by DovahKaaz
March 19, 2014

Cool! Heck, I'll take any type of voice, I just need some people willing to sing.

I'll see if I can get my last few edits in today.


SAA2000
March 20, 2014
Hiith
When I hear this in my head, it sounds like the next three lines should end the verse, like "He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!", and verses should proceed in the same manner as the first

It should end like it began like you said with a tweak: "He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about Rangor the Red/ From ol' Roirkstead!" 

by SAA2000
March 20, 2014
Hiith
When I hear this in my head, it sounds like the next three lines should end the verse, like "He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about ol' Ragnor the Red!", and verses should proceed in the same manner as the first

It should end like it began like you said with a tweak: "He wasn't quite rose,/that much can be said/about Rangor the Red/ From ol' Roirkstead!" 

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