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Greybeard Halt is a song Will created when he was learning to play the Mandola as an apprentice. When Halt
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Will, the song's creator

heard it for the first time he wasn't all to happy about it; Apparently, he made Will spend all night up a tree, despite what Will said to Delia after he sang the song to her.

When Will meets with Crowley and Halt at the Ranger Corps Gathering Grounds in book five, Crowley asks him to demonstrate a song as confirmation of his prospective talent as a jongleur, completely unaware of the fact that Will made it into a parody. Will starts off all right, remembering to sing the right words but then ends up going into the parody version which Crowley finds absolutely hilarious and Halt isn't too pleased about the fact, saying how it isn't that funny.

The song is a parody of "Old Joe Smoke", an Araluen folk song. Both "Old Joe Smoke" and "Graybeard Halt" may be parodies of the real bluegrass song, "Old Joe Clark".

LyricsEdit

Greybeard Halt is a friend of mine

He lives on Redmont’s hill

Greybeard Halt never took a bath

And they say He never will!


Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

Fare thee well, I say

Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

I’ll see you on your way


Greybeard Halt, he lost a bet

He lost his winter coat

When winter comes, Halt stays warm

By sleeping 'mongst the goats.


Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

Fare thee well, I say

Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

I'll see you on your way.


Greybeard Halt, he lives with goats

That’s what I’ve heard tell

He hasn’t changed his socks for years

But the goats don't mind the smell!


Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

Fare thee well, I say

Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

I’ll see you on your way


Greybeard Halt is a fighting man

I’ve heard common talk

That Greybeard Halt, he cuts his hair

With a carving knife and fork!


Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

Fare thee well, I say

Fare thee well, Greybeard Halt

I’ll see you on your way

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