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My Mother Told Me (Lyrics Video) - Vikings Song S04E09

"Any travel without a song is doomed to be dull."

- A saying of the Sarutobi clan.


'My Mother' is a popular and old Chonobi Lausavísa(poetry of a single stanza composition, or a set of stanzas unconnected by narrative or thematic continuity). It is usually sung during travelling but is not 'unheard' for people to sing this during drinking. 

Þat mælti mín móðir,
at mér skyldi kaupa
fley ok fagrar árar,
fara á brott með víkingum,
standa upp í stafni,
stýra dýrum knerri,
halda svá til hafnar
höggva mann ok annan.
My mother told me
Someday I would buy
Galley with good oars
Sail to distant shores
Stand up on the prow
Noble barque I steer
Steady course for the haven
Hew many foe-men, hew many foe-men