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Chorus:
Hush now, sleep now,
Emma vhenan,
The flames will dance,
The forest will call;

Hush now, sleep now,
Emma da'len,
The flames will dance,
Sulahn dareth shiral.

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Once was a time, long ago,
When we were as still as the stones;
A thousand suns and a thousand moons,
Eternity burned in our bones.

Dirth el abelas,
El era, el nuvenin.


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Then came the staffs and the spells,
And a quickening of the blood;
Our gods left us to chains and whips,
Vhen'alas was lost to the flood.

Dirth el abelas,
El era, el nuvenin.


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And then after the prophet rose,
And into the fire was cast,
In the Dales we found a new home,
But it too was not to last.

Dirth el abelas,
El era, el nuvenin.


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Now wandering the wild border lands
With halla and aravels tall,
We are the last of the elvhenan,
Praying for halamshiral.

Dirth el abelas,
El era, el nuvenin.


Chorus
Well, it's another Dragon Age inspired song! Set in the original DA universe this time, not our western AU :D

Translation of the Elvish:
Emma vhenan: my heart
Emma da’len: my little child
Sulahn dareth shiral: sing, "safe journey"/ sing, "farewell"
Vhen'alas: the land, the ground (literally, "our earth")
Elvhenan: what the Elven civilization was called before humans arrived in Thedas
Halamshiral: "The end of the journey" (also the name of the elven capital in the Dales, but not used here as such)
Dirth el abelas, el era, el nuvenin: tell/speak of our sorrow, our story/tale/dream, our need/want

(All Elvish phrases and translations are from the Dragon Age wiki, Creators bless it! :D)


Lyrics by me.
Glorious music by :iconavastguitars: [link]
Dragon Age belongs to Bioware
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SynthesisSurge Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Writer
Loving it!
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gwpe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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Mythkitten Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Beautiful, mind if I use this?
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gwpe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Umm, it depends for what ... ?
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Mythkitten Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
It's for a fb group called all things Elvhen and I thought your piece was so beautifully done that it would fit right in with the theme. All content must be credited to the artist.
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gwpe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, go ahead. Thanks for checking with me first!
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Mythkitten Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Thank you :-)
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Flappyjack21 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
using this here, [link], made sure to give you credit :)
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gwpe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :) Thanks for letting me know! I can't open the link because I'm not registered, but I trust you :D :D Glad you found it useful!
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DragonsFeather Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I gotta say, very good song! ^^ Great work! :heart:
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gwpe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!
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SoniaCarreras Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! Even if Yllwenn doesn't like the Dalish very much, I can imagine her singing that to her babies...
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gwpe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! :tighthug:

(Elora doesn't much like them either ... :D)
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SoniaCarreras Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Yllwenn thinks they're have all apples up their asses :XD:
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VerdantAutumn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;^; So pretty. I'm pretty sure Tannor would be slightly moved by this being uttered anywhere. He knows a little of the Dalish culture (from reading and tales, I would suppose since he's traveled a lot of places) even though he was a city elf.
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gwpe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you! :aww: Yeah, this wasn't originally a Merry Mabari thing but we decided to include it, seeing as how it's original (and we need more MM lore!), why not? :D
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VerdantAutumn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! The more, the merrier!

Did I just go there? I think i did. xD
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gwpe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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Nehalel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Ohh,I love it! I couldn't read it without singing it out loud ;D I think I'll have to remember it for some years now so when I'll have kids someday I can sing it to them ;D
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gwpe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, gosh, thank you so much!! :blush:
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Nehalel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist
You're welcome^^
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Pau-Norontaus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Soooo pretty! Could you submit it in the group like Seconf's poems?
Or is this just personal : D

"And a quickening of the blood" is especially lovely.
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gwpe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you!! Well, this was supposed to be personal :D I suppose I could submit it ... but do you think it really fits with Seconf's literature? :D :D Don't worry, though, writing more "poetry" for Seconf is on my list!!
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Pau-Norontaus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, didn't mean AS Seconf, just like usable lit for the games : D
But no worries if it's for personal use! Lovely still <3
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gwpe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, LOL! :D It totally sounded like AS Seconf. LOL! Oh, that's totally fine. Thanks for suggesting that!! :hug:
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Pau-Norontaus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
*still snickering over Seconf's serious streak*
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