What need I, said a man to his Liege, to travel this path you have walked.
For I've sharpened my sword on many a foe, and war be the mistress I stalked.
For many a year on tourney green field my swords won me honors and fame.
I met all on comers with prowess and might and my enemy's blood fell like rain.
Prowess and might are but only two things needed along your path's ways.
A guide you have asked for and a guide I shall be so heed the words I do say
What courage need I, asked the man of his Liege, to dawn this mantle so fine,
For my honors have won me many a heart, and I've drunk ever deep on loves wine.
For many a maid on tourney's green field I've fought for in chivalry's name.
I met all on comers with honor and heart and my enemy's blood fell like rain.
Honor and heart are but only two things to move you along you path's way.
A guide you have asked for and a guide I shall be so heed the words I do say.
What strength need I, asked the man of his Liege, to bear this coat of black and of gold.
For many a name will be coupled with mine, and honor is not bought nor sold.
For many a fight on tourney's green field I have fought with the strength of my hand.
But the strength I now need comes not from without; it comes from the heart of a man.
Strength of heart is truly a thing to move you along your path's way.
You asked for a guide and I'll be that guide so heed the words I now say.
This chain of gold, says the knight to the man, binds you to all of the land.
Be it the king a lord or a maid their bidding shall be your command.
This belt of oxblood, says the knight to the man, shows you of chivalry's way.
All that see it shall know you are mine, for in you my honor now lays.
Chivalry, honor, strength prowess and heart shall guide you along your path's way.
I'll walk along side you and I'll be your light till you bear the knight's belt and chain.
'Til you bear the knight's belt and chain.