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Old 05-15-2010, 06:40 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Bloodball's Best-forgotten Facts: The Blood Mangled Banner

That mind-boggling melody that is sung (an exaggeration) at the start of every Mage League Baseball game is the Star Mangled Banner. This ancient Hysterikan melody was picked up and words rearranged by the Imperial troops under siege at Sinsenasty in 2540 by an Ogre freebooter army.

As the Ogres flung themselves unsuccessfully at the solid walls of the fortress, the Imperial defenders displayed their scarred banner and screamed out those well-known (or are they annoying?) lyrics.

The Blood Mangled Banner

O! slay that you see by the dawn's early light,
What so cowardly they assailed at the twilight's last screaming,
Whose clawed stripes and bright scars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the Ogres' red glare, the blood spurting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that blood-mangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the sheep and the home of the slave?

(Anonymous)

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