The Tomesmas Songbook is a compilation of carols and songs created by Tome Knights that are focused on the holiday tradition of Tomesmas.
The compilation of Tomesmas songs is intended to:
provide a handy archive of Tomesmas traditional music for interested scholars
gather as many known Tomesmas songs as possible in one place for the benefit of all Tome Knights
preserve beloved Tomesmas traditions that, in many cases, may be nearly lost
share and celebrate Tomesmas traditions with one another
See complete list of references
Don't Write in the Iron Tome!: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Tome Knights Sprinting by an Open Fire: The Christmas Song
Deck the Tome: Deck the Halls
The Twelve Days of Tomesmas: The Twelve Days of Christmas
I Saw Three Ships (Tomesmas Day): I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)
Frith Rest Ye Merry Rabbitfolk: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Did You Hear What I Wrote?: Do You Hear What I Hear?
O Come All Ye Tome Knights: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Santa the Honey Badger: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jungle Bells: Jingle Bells
With Words Down: With Bells On
GoT Rest Ye Scary Undead Horde: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
It's the Writing Vigil!: Jingle Bell Rock
Writers Fight: Silent Night
Three Kings: loosely based on We Three Kings
For centuries, literomancers have celebrated the Winter Solstice tradition of Tomesmas. In recent years, with the importance of Literomancy having been rediscovered, this tradition has taken on a lot more prominence in the wider culture. At the celebratory feast following the Battle of the Warren, many of the celebrating Tome Knights broke into their traditional Tomesmas songs. Realizing that everyone had something to share, Eli Kwake the Filk Master of the Realm, decided to encourage everyone to compile their traditional songs into a single written document, which could then be widely shared. They were aided by a number of Tome Knights afflicted with The Filking Plague in this compilation. The Tomesmas Songbook has been compiled in digital format, and is widely distributed among the Tome Knights. New songs are still being added, and the verses of Deck the Tome continue to expand as the Filk Master collects each House's traditions.
This article is a work in progress, and may be subject to changes.
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