A lonely bard wandering across the lands am I
Singing dancing finding answers to every why
The taverns are full and one crosses my path, too
I just might reward myself with a beer or two

This inn the place of many romantic tales
On the loft women offer their sales
But my eyes they catch a girl beat by everyone
A slave she is but for me a rose undone

Hear me sing
Watch me dance
Play that lute of thine
And share with me this dance

As she danced my eyes began to shine
There she was the maiden so divine
How could I approach her with my outlook so poor
Her beauty being much more than I could endure

So I asked if I could sing a chanson
With a language of ancient and of lore
Gathered the men around us me and the girl in rags
Soon were the melodies heard by everyone

Hear us sing
Watch us dance
Sing with us this tale
With a clap of hands

The stories long-forgotten we still know
Performing our skills wherever we go
I end my story as I receive a kiss
From my girl the dearest Beatrice

Hear us sing
Watch us dance
Sing with us the tales
Which the music will keep alive


Lyrics submitted by Equilan

Once Upon A Troubadour song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Commentwhen I was at school and learning about the middle ages, I had to read a book with lots of small stories and one of them was about this girl, Beatrice, and a troubadour who fell in love with each other, and the ending is pretty harsh and heavy :O let's just say her father (who was against the couple) managed to give the troubadour's heart to the girl (not figuratively)... everyboydy in my class kept talking about this story and I think many of us were kinda traumatised :)
    babyfabyon November 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it is a love story like the ones in fairy tales where the characters always find their one true love-not always the rich girl but one who realy is in love with them-its my favourite song because of its lyrics, meaning, and that guitar solo
    Alucardaon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe name Beatrice mean "bringer of joy."
    Amoebathegrateon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just a story of a lonely traveling Troubadour drinking at a tavern. He sees a beautiful girl, a slave girl, and falls in love with her at first sight.
    EmilyJustineon January 22, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain