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…a silver moon in the open skies and a single flag unfurled

July 20th, 2009

Apollo 11 makes me think of Hope Eyrie.

Hope Eyrie is a lovely commemoration of the Apollo landing. It’s probably the best known and most celebrated filk song.

I love the lyrics, especially the chorus:
“But the Eagle has landed; tell your children when.
Time won’t drive us down to dust again.”

This video (a tad cheesy in places) is captioned with the lyrics:

Each of these videos features the music of Hope Eyrie, written by Leslie Fish & performed by Julia Ecklar. Thanks to the generosity of Prometheus Music, you can download an mp3 from (a fun space-related album from a great filk label).

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