Tomesmas Songbook

The Tomesmas Songbook is a compilation of carols and songs created by Tome Knights that are focused on the holiday tradition of Tomesmas.

Purpose

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
  • Document Structure

    References

    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
  • Historical Details

    History

    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.
     
    This article is part of a series related to streaming the Game of Tomes. For more information, see Streaming Game of Tomes.

    An old parchment document on a stand, surrounded by quill pen and candle

    Tomesmas Parchment by Pleniluna

    Type
    Manuscript, Musical
    Medium
    Digital Recording, Text
    Authoring Date
    December 2021

    A pen lying on a table in darkness, backlit by a tea light candle

    Light by Anshadpk



    Cover image: Iron Tome by Misades

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