The Known Words is a songbook for the Kingdom of Lochac in the Society for Creative Anachronism. It grew out of my collection of songs sung at bardic circles throughout Lochac, and is now available online in PDF format for the first time.
Please download a copy, print it out, proofread it, sing-test it, and send me corrections and suggestions.
As a hint: the book is designed to be printed double-sided (ie duplex) and ring-bound on the long edge, with page 2n and 2n+1 facing each other. If you can open it out to see the whole Contents and Cross Reference in one go, and the whole of King Henry without having to turn a page mid-song, you’ve printed it correctly.
- The Known Words FAQ – answers to any questions I get asked about this book.
- Index of Titles and Recordings, including links to recordings of the songs
Please send in recordings of any of the songs you feel like singing. Short of finding someone with the time and skill to produce sheet music for all 84 (and counting) songs, that’s the best way to help people learn the ones they don’t already know.