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to the Sword
Let's... drink to the sword that sings merry in battle.
And drink to the foemen who gallantly die.
Let's lift up our horns and drink deep till tomorrow.
Let's drink deep the mead till the barrel runs dry.
And what shall we do when tomorrow comes early?
And what shall we do when tomorrow comes nigh?
We'll take to the longships and set the sail smartly.
We'll take to the longships and set the sail high.
And what shall we do if the north wind is blowing?
And what shall we do if the north wind is tame?
By sail or by oar we will hasten to England
To pillage and plunder for fortune and fame.
And what shall we do if a storm comes a-squalling
With thunder and lightning and rain on the sea?
We'll bail out the water and lift up our voices
And sign with the hammer so Odin will see.
And what shall we do when we land there in England
Beside a tall fortress so strong and so bold?
We'll pound on our shields till the walls are a-crumbling
Then cut down the soldiers and take all the gold.
And what shall we do if the soldiers are many
A thousand or more who will stand unafraid?
We'll sing 'em a song with great smiles on our faces
For we are but merchants who've come here to trade.
1998 Ron Snow (Ragnar Ulfgarsson) & Melissa Snow
Bjornsborg - Works by Ron
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