From the recording For Fear of Forgetting

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On old medieval maps, mapmakers would draw dragons, monsters and beasts on the areas representing uncharted waters. Ortelius's 1570 "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum map" is probably the most famous example. The phrase "There Be Dragons" was added to signify danger. But, of course, these dangers were just imagined. This is a folk song about the fear of the unknown...

Lyrics

There Be Dragons

There be danger yonder
These parts are unknown
There’s no map of these seas
Who knows what might show?

Only fear itself is a real thing to face
In unchartered waters
Monsters
Await!

There be dragons
The sighting’s been confirmed
There be dragons
At the edge of the world

Beyond the horizon
That line far away
Giant sea serpents are
Waiting for prey

Only fear itself is a real thing to face
Underneath the surface
Monsters in wait!

There be dragons
The sighting’s been confirmed
There be dragons
At the edge of the world

Nightmare creatures and
Monsters imagined
Only in your head
There be dragons
Dragons

There be dragons
The sighting’s been confirmed
There be dragons
At the edge of the world

Beware!
There be dragons…
Beware!
There be dragons…