Shai Hulud—send me a Great One; send me the courage to ride it well!
Shai Hulud—send me way to change the nightmare that Spice foretells!
Shai Hulud—send me a new way, and vengeance for all who died!
Shai Hulud—send me a Worm to ride!

My homeworld was a water dream that I had left behind;
Arrakis and the Spice had filled the corners of my mind.
My mother was beside me, Father's ring was in my hand,
When I started up the drumming and we crossed the desert sand.

I learned the ways of Fremen, and I taught them mine as well;
We trained an army twice as fierce as any spawned in Hell.
I had to prove my manhood if I wished to hold command,
So I started up the drumming, and I waited, hook in hand.

Shai Hulud—send me a Great One; send me the courage to ride it well!
Shai Hulud—send me way to change the nightmare that Spice foretells!
Shai Hulud—send me a new way, and vengeance for all who died!
Shai Hulud—send me a Worm to ride!

I've drunk the Maker's waters, and I've searched each future path,
And nothing in those visions can prevent the days of wrath,
So I gather up the army for a final bloody stand,
And we start the thumper drumming, and we ride across the sand.

The tales and songs will live beyond the ending of my days,
But all that I have felt and loved will pass too soon away.
I'll walk into my future knowing every step by heart,
And none will ever guess how much I dread to play my part.

Shai Hulud—send me a Great One; send me the courage to ride it well!
Shai Hulud—send me way to change the nightmare that Spice foretells!
Shai Hulud—send me a new way, and vengeance for all who died!
Shai Hulud—send me a Worm to ride!


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