Willow - Taylor Swift (Bardcore | Medieval Style Cover)

Happy New Year! Hopefully this is no longer the winter of our discontent, and you are all doing well. I took a bit of a breather over Christmas break, and by that I mean I started several songs and wasn't satisfied enough to post them. Then I came across Taylor Swift's new song and decided to give it the Bardcore treatment. No groundbreaking lyrical genius on my part here, but if you can spot the reference to one of my all time favourite fantasy movies, you win 10 points!
Also, I was very excited to take my new Tony Dixon low D whistle for a spin. (Not sponsored, just a fan) As for the art, I couldn't find a single manuscript with a usable willow, so I drew this one myself. I also painted the lady, who is based on an image from an illustrated manuscript of Le Roman de la Rose entitled Husband and Wife as Equals.
I am like the water when thy ship roll’d in that night
Rough on the surface, but thou cut’st through like a knife
And if we were not bound by fate,
Ne’er would have known from the look on thy face
Lost in thy current like a priceless wine
The more thou dost say, the less I know
Whither thou wilt stray, I follow
I beg of thee, please, take my hand,
Foil my plans, thou'rt my man
Life was a willow and it bent before thy wind
Head on the pillow, I could feel thee stealing in
As if thou wert a mythical thing,
A chalice from the palace or a champion ring
There was one prize I would die to win
The more thou dost say, the less I know
Whither thou wilt stray, I follow
I beg of thee, please, take my hand,
Foil my plans, thou'rt my man
Thou knowest my ship could bear thee home
Anywhere else is hollow
I beg of thee, please, take my hand,
Foil my plans, thou'rt my man
Life was a willow, and it bent before thy wind
I am scorned time and time again
Life was a willow, and it bent before thy wind
Yet I return like an old refrain
Wait for the signal, I shall meet thee after dark
Down by the tree where my name and mine are carv’d
Now we two are bound by fate
Belike I might have known from the look on thy face
Every facade was a work of art
The more thou dost say, the less I know
Whither thou wilt stray, I follow
I beg of thee, please, take my hand,
Foil my plans, thou'rt my man
Thou knowest my ship could bear thee home
Anywhere else is hollow
I beg of thee, please, take my hand,
Foil my plans, thou'rt my man
The more thou dost say, the less I know
Whither thou wilt stray, I follow
I beg of thee, please, take my hand,
Foil my plans, thou'rt my man
I know that my ship could bear thee home
Anywhere else is hollow
I beg of thee, please, take my hand,
Foil my plans, thou'rt my man


  1. Elisabeth Bennet

    Elisabeth Bennet

    5 цагийн өмнө

    Please do also Ivy by Taylor Swift 🥰

  2. bii leto

    bii leto

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You drew this?! Multitalented queen 😱❤

  3. Victor AB

    Victor AB

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    Just wanted to say that my 5 month old son loves your work and in the morning he only relaxes while being carried listening to it.

  4. CutelilMurderer


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Can we Have Help! by the Beatles in Old Welsh

  5. Alessio Barone

    Alessio Barone

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Zedd ft foxes clarity

  6. Esorcalil


    Өдрийн өмнө

    This is absolutely amazing. I always love listening to your songs. Your voice gives me goosebumps

  7. たぐろせいな


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    i love itttt

  8. Sri Azizah Syahrani

    Sri Azizah Syahrani

    2 өдрийн өмнө


  9. Ben B

    Ben B

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Just found this channel when I was looking up Hildegard for a class of mine, found this and was not dissapointed.

  10. Modern Day Magi

    Modern Day Magi

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    savatage hall of the mountain king would make a cool bardcore cover.

  11. Minahil Mustafa

    Minahil Mustafa

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Please do a medieval-style cover of Ivy too, no cover exists yet and I'm sure you're the ONLY person who can do it justice.

  12. Caitlin Jenkins

    Caitlin Jenkins

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Didn't see the end of this title and clicked thinking it was a lyric video. I'm not disappointed.

  13. Mark stanzel

    Mark stanzel

    3 өдрийн өмнө


  14. Skulduggery Pleasant

    Skulduggery Pleasant

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Is it weird that I don't even know the original?

  15. Poppy Sands

    Poppy Sands

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    One word. YES.

  16. sleep-deprived alien

    sleep-deprived alien

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    thou hast blessed us again with thine fair voice, lady von Blingin'.

  17. hongjoong's iconic laugh

    hongjoong's iconic laugh

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    2:11 hold up- this just got more romantic 🥺

  18. Ελευθερία Βασίλειου

    Ελευθερία Βασίλειου

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    You should try out Blinding lights

  19. Swiffer


    6 өдрийн өмнө


  20. Nla Eid

    Nla Eid

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Your excellent and authentic instrumentals combined with your vocalist's angelic voice is just... heavenly.

  21. Koba Nogard

    Koba Nogard

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I want this playing at my wedding

  22. Jared Barton

    Jared Barton

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Bardcore and sea shanties are a great way to start of 2021

  23. antonio benigno

    antonio benigno

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    bardcore is the new best invention in humanity history

  24. Bruce Luiz

    Bruce Luiz

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    "Lost in thy currrent like a priceless wine" Yond one hitteth home, lief bard. Has't mine own patronage, singeth'r of mine own woes!

  25. Aidan Gutierrez

    Aidan Gutierrez

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    @Hildegarde Von Blingin, I don't suppose you're fantasy movie worth 10 points is Court Jester starring Danny Kaye? A chalice with a palace is good fun, but perhaps the poison is in the vessel with the pestle?

  26. Angela Jane

    Angela Jane

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow! So beautiful!😍😍😍😍

  27. Renad Farid

    Renad Farid

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Can we have an instrumental version of this?

  28. brianwesley28


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Elli shared this with me.

  29. Ayten Coşkun

    Ayten Coşkun

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    i need this in spotify. This version like a miracle soo beautiful

  30. Xucrute com Chantilly

    Xucrute com Chantilly

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    this is one of the best thing I've ever heard

  31. another random humanoid

    another random humanoid

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I haven't even heard the original, now I don't need to.

  32. M.R.A Ang

    M.R.A Ang

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Your channel name is hilarious, I love it. It took me right back to my year 9 music class on music history😂

  33. Joseanelys Ferrer

    Joseanelys Ferrer

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Your voice is such a work of art. And your way of reimagining the lyrics is AMAZING.❤❤❤ . . . . Broken by Seether or My Immortal could also befantastic covers.

  34. Madelyn Perdue

    Madelyn Perdue

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    was this song not already bardcore...? it kinda sounds like it lol

  35. Salem


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    could you please do evermore? thanks miss hidlegarde

  36. Alex B.

    Alex B.

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I haven't heard the original.. and now I'm afraid that if I do I'll be disappointed it won't be as good.

    • Alex B.

      Alex B.

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      I was correct.

  37. Kay Beck

    Kay Beck

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Not gonna lie this is better than the original 😂 I’m not a Taylor swift listener but I like your cover

  38. Glixous Manurios

    Glixous Manurios

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    This is so Awesome!!!

  39. Salman Ahmed Khan

    Salman Ahmed Khan

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Oh my god ! 😍

  40. Alizah Sommers

    Alizah Sommers

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    What kind of music do you like? Me: ... It's... complicated

  41. Lanonyme Mystère.

    Lanonyme Mystère.

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    The idea, the musical arrangment, your voice, everything is amazing in this channel! ❤👏👏👏

  42. Essa Does Stuff

    Essa Does Stuff

    11 өдрийн өмнө


  43. Ella Tayhon

    Ella Tayhon

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    This is not just 'willow' (Bardcore | Medieval Style Cover), This is '𝖜𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖔𝖜' (𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖉𝖈𝖔𝖗𝖊 | 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖊𝖛𝖆𝖑 𝕾𝖙𝖞𝖑𝖊 𝕮𝖔𝖛𝖊𝖗)

  44. John Nino Canillo

    John Nino Canillo

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    If this was the sound of Folklore and Evermore, gurl my medieval clothes are ready✨

  45. PokeObsession


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I didn’t realize Taylor released medieval albums in 2020

  46. rainjustice38


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow. This is amazing!

  47. Valery Kravtsova

    Valery Kravtsova

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Even more magical than original. Like this version even better 💕

  48. Melchor Paete

    Melchor Paete

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Ahhhhhhh thy voice is beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  49. Krist Miranda

    Krist Miranda

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Make more song of Taylor 🥺😍😍

  50. Krist Miranda

    Krist Miranda

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    😍😍😍 Singing this with harmony 😍

  51. Samuel Bautista

    Samuel Bautista

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    LOVE ITTT 100%

  52. Vedansh Chauhan

    Vedansh Chauhan

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    The instrumentation is so beautiful

  53. crowonthepowerlines


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Finally! I need more Blingin' in my life! Forgive my contumely, for I am lost in the passions that thine verse inspires.

  54. Katheryn Fontayne

    Katheryn Fontayne

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    that court jester reference tho 10/10

  55. Lelouch Vi

    Lelouch Vi

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Oh God! My favorite song!!

  56. Bee Beau

    Bee Beau

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Medieval wap?

  57. Flong Butz

    Flong Butz

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    And here I thought I am listening to one of Shakespeare's tragic story. Damn so good. 😍

  58. Cherry Black

    Cherry Black

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait, now you´re even painting these beautiful pictures yourself? I am very sorry fair lady, but I accuse thee of witchcraft.

  59. NeiKeta


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Please do Blinding Lights next! I know Cornelius has a medieval version of it, so it's ripe for the picking! Dost thou agree?

    • Rachel Coleman

      Rachel Coleman

      13 өдрийн өмнө


  60. Ivana Glb

    Ivana Glb

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Can we see something from Dua Lipa or Ava Max, also?

  61. Marie Ramos

    Marie Ramos

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Omg!!! This is so good!

  62. Water Sheep

    Water Sheep

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    can you guys cover some songs from six the musical? would be cool too since the six ex wives were in the 1500s

  63. Jirachi 101

    Jirachi 101

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I hope there would be Taylor Swift's Love Story UwU

  64. S


    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Would you please cover "Delicate" too??

  65. Celeste Hurst

    Celeste Hurst

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I'll be thinking about what to do with the ten points I've earned while sipping from my vessel with the pestle.

  66. Tenthousandfist


    14 өдрийн өмнө

    One of the oldest channel on YT

  67. Jill Valentine

    Jill Valentine

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    petition for taylor to use this lyrics instead

  68. Combined Hands अंजलि

    Combined Hands अंजलि

    15 өдрийн өмнө


  69. sha1015


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    please!!! please!!! do Taylor's Ivy🙏🙏🙏

  70. beepbeep bloop

    beepbeep bloop

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Kinda feel like time traveling and sing this to villagers

  71. Irish Florain

    Irish Florain

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    please do Ivy 😭

  72. Alex Davies

    Alex Davies

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Better than the OG

  73. Eastia


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I loveth theseth songs so much and I fain them whilst I sleepe. Prithee keepe making these! and if thee wouldst put these on spotifie yond wouldst amazing!

  74. Anakta Prabhu

    Anakta Prabhu

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Okay this was absolutely genius and beautiful. 'I am scorned time and time again', ' Yet I return like an old refrain' and 'Now we two are bound by fate' are my favourite lines

  75. Ariadne Dodd

    Ariadne Dodd

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I think I might've found your reference - is your "chalice from the palace" from The Court Jester?

  76. Matanel89


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I love it!!!! It sounds like other worldly music! Amazing!!!

  77. Evan Smith

    Evan Smith

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    This sounds official lol the song has a medieval feel to it. This fits perfectly

  78. Karla Hernandez

    Karla Hernandez

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Pleaseeeee do no body, no crime

  79. Erin Laney

    Erin Laney

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    This over the original :)

  80. Isabela Rocha

    Isabela Rocha

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Your music makes me want to memorize all of your songs, go to the past to try life as a bard and possibly damage our current timeline

  81. Munna Begum

    Munna Begum

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I love these so much. My favourite is 'pumped up kicks', definitely recommend.

  82. Benjamin Gabutero

    Benjamin Gabutero

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Please do No body, no crime I'm begging 😭

  83. Mariah Gumm

    Mariah Gumm

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Wherest WAP, the infamous brothel song, milady?

  84. Momo Gutiérrez Fotografía

    Momo Gutiérrez Fotografía

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    This is gorgeous.

  85. Hannah Lise

    Hannah Lise

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    This was the best discovery of 2021!! 😭💕 Bless you for sharing your talents with an undeserving audience

  86. Miguel Plata

    Miguel Plata

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow simple wow, this is so good, I feel transported to another time.

  87. Funda Dağ

    Funda Dağ

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I think you should also add "original" lyrics too, so we can see which words are changed with time. As a non-English speaker, I love every word changings by time, in different languages. It would be interesting, hope that you can consider :)

  88. Dirt


    17 өдрийн өмнө

    could you maybe do XS by Rina Sawayama? I've been searching for it and nobodys done it yet :((

  89. Michael Pratini

    Michael Pratini

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Ficou foda!!!

  90. João


    17 өдрийн өмнө

    please do more folklore and evermore covers

  91. Veronica Marie

    Veronica Marie

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Oh I am into this

  92. fleshpocket


    17 өдрийн өмнө

    youve turned a forgettable pop song into a timeless classic. this is beautiful

  93. Maxim Vasilleyvich

    Maxim Vasilleyvich

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Lilium PLEASE!

  94. Juan Rial

    Juan Rial

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Aight, I don't want to sound like _those guys,_ so by all means, feel free to disregard. But every time I listen to one of your songs, I'm wondering what the Hildegard version of "Inside" (Stiltstkin) would sound like. Yeah, I know... What would be the point, right? A medieval interpretation of a medieval song? :')

  95. Dhrubo Ahmed

    Dhrubo Ahmed

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    OMG I love this. Can you please make a medieval version of Betty and Champaign Problems? ............ EDIT: Ah yes, and Exile. PLEEEEEASE! TTvTT

  96. Dan K

    Dan K

    18 өдрийн өмнө


  97. Thy Huynh

    Thy Huynh

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Okay more folklore and evermore covers please. You dont even have to think of new lyrics

  98. Noah G

    Noah G

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Way better than the “real” version. Much more meaningful with the older language. St. Hildegard, Ora pro Nobis

  99. Víctor Mena

    Víctor Mena

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    This is amaziiiiiing could you do more taylor? 👀

  100. A K

    A K

    18 өдрийн өмнө