Dance with Jack o' the Shadows - From Wheel of Time

This is from The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, one of my favorite characters ends up with an entire army at his back going through towns 30,000 strong singing this. The song attracts the young men to join the column of soldiers. They are called the Band of the Red Hand. It remains one of my favorites.

We’ll drink the wine till the cup is dry,
And kiss the girls so they’ll not cry,
And toss the dice until we fly,
To dance with Jak o’ the Shadows.

We’ll dance all night until the moon runs free,
And dandle the lasses upon our knee,
And then you’ll ride along with me,
To dance with Jak o’ the Shadows.

We drink all night and dance all day,
and on the girls we spend our pay,
and when we’re done, then we’ll away,
to dance with Jak o’ the Shadows.

There’s some delight in ale and wine,
And some in girls with ankles fine,
But my delight, yes, always mine,
Is to dance with Jak o’ the Shadows.

We’ll toss the dice however they fall,
And snuggle the girls be they short or tall,
Then follow young Mat whenever he calls,
To dance with Jak o’ the Shadows.

We’ll give a yell with a bloody curse,
And hug the maids, it could be worse,
As we ride away with the Dark One’s purse,
To dance with Jak o’ the Shadows!

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