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The Decameron Day 9 Tale 6

from Decameron Pieces by The Rebel Wheel

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The Rebel Wheels 2015 contribution to The Decammaron project on Musea.


Day 9 Tale 6

Ride to the Inn where his love lies waiting: soon he will be with her there,
under the roof where her family's keeping watch over their daughter fair.

And then with his friend they arrive at the Inn as two weary travelers the charade begins.

Then in the room while the parents sleep the first steals away to her side.
Some cat in the night wakes her mother and she quietly gets out of bed.
There's nothing to see so it's back to the room but she goes to the wrong man instead.

As she feels the sweet breath warming her face, she sinks into the second friend's embrace.

Just before dawn he leaves his loved one fair, but goes to the bed of the father in error.
There in the dark he begins to confide his night to the one whom he lies beside.

The mother can hear her husband's shouts and knows that she wasn't with him.
Quickly she steals into her daughter's bed and loudly declares through the din:
"I slept here all night in our daughter's bed, trust not a word that sleep-walker has said!"
Out through the light the two strangers ride and vow to themselves to return.


from Decameron Pieces, released December 3, 2018
David: bass, guitars, drums, vocals, keyboards, banjo, mandolin.




The Rebel Wheel Ottawa, Ontario

Steeped in dark cinematic soundscapes and complex, turn-on-a-dime arrangements, The Rebel Wheel features a frenetic mix of rock aggression, complex compositions and unpredictable odd-meter vamps. Originally formed in 1991 as a fusion-based midi ensemble, the floating lineup has gradually focused on a modern, more performance-oriented, genre-blending Prog. ... more

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