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If You Want to be a Viking          If You Want to be a Viking MP3
 

Tune: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain", late 1800s, first published 1927 in Carl Sandburg's The American Songbag

Sing this while in a circle with at least a dozen drunken heathens,
clapping your hands/ stomping your feet etc. where appropriate!


If you want to be a Viking, clap your hands! (clap)
If you want to be a Viking, clap your hands!  (clap)
If you want to be a Viking, and if mead is to your liking,
If you want to be a Viking, clap your hands! (clap)


If you're drinking to the Aesir, raise your horn! (hail!)
If you're drinking to the Aesir, raise your horn! (hail!)
If you're drinking to the Aesir, let us hear a hearty "yes" here...! (YES!)
If you're drinking to the Aesir, raise your horn! (hail!)


If you too believe in Odin, stomp your feet! (stomp)
If you too believe in Odin, stomp your feet! (stomp)
If you too believe in Odin and he fills you with foreboding,
If you too believe in Odin, stomp your feet!  (stomp)

If you're toasting Thor, give him a shout! (hey!)
If you're toasting Thor, give him a shout! (hey!)
If you're toasting him and boasting, he will set his goats for roasting,
If you're toasting Thor, give him a shout! (hey!)

And if Ragnarok is starting, will you fight? (yes!)
And if Ragnarok is coming, will you fight? (yes!)
And if Ragnarok is coming, we will send the giants running,
And if Ragnarok is coming, we will fight!


Michaela Macha


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This work by Michaela Macha (www.odins-gift.com) is licensed
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