Four Fan-Made Songs About ‘Merlin’


Let’s start with this charming ditty, and a recent addition to the genre, “Keep The Magic A Secret,” from 

This is another recent addition, this time from seasoned Merlin songstress  (she really, really is). This was written to celebrate the start of Season Five. I don’t think it contains spoilers:

Alice has already achieved a certain amount of fame among Merlin fans for her first song, “Destinies are Troublesome Things,” which was tweeted by Eoin Macken (Sir Gwaine, obv), and has become such a hit, she even translated it into French.

Which just leaves this, from from , composed on mandolin for extra medieval points:

And before any of you instrument pedants pipe up, yes I KNOW the mandolin isn’t medieval, but it’s more lutey than a guitar is. Although I’m not sure why…

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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