Swing Low (Heathen version)

Swing Low (Heathen version)
Austin Lawrence, March 2014

Sung to the tune of the African-American spiritual “Swing Low.” First presented by Auz and Brad McDonald at the Three Rivers Gathering 2o13. Lyrics filked by Austin “Auz” Lawrence.

I crossed the scree, and what did I see? Wind, trees and the rocks.
I crossed the scree, and what did I see? Wind, trees and the rocks.

Swing low sweet chariot, Freya with her cats.
O, Swing low sweet chariot, Freya with her cats

I climbed the rainbow, and what did I see? Heimdall greeting me.
I climbed the rainbow, and what did I see? Heimdall greeting me.

Swing low sweet chariot, Thor riding with his goats.
O, Swing low sweet chariot, Thor riding with his goats.

I entered the hall, and what did I see? A grey beard with one eye.
I entered the hall, and what did I see? A grey beard with one eye.

Swing low sweet chariot, Odin swinging his spear.
O, swing low sweet chariot, Odin swinging his spear.

I forded that river, and what did I see? Ladies spinning my fate.
I forded that river, and what did I see? Ladies spinning my fate.

Swing low sweet Stallion, Hermod at the gate.
O, swing low sweet Stallion, Hermod at the gate.

I descended to darkness, and what did I see? Hella’s rotting corpse.
I descended to darkness, and what did I see? Hella’s rotting corpse.

Swing low sweet chariot, Sun running ‘cross the sky.
O, Swing low sweet chariot, Sun running ‘cross the sky.

I walked the cavern, and what did I see? Dwarves forging all the gold.
I walked the cavern, and what did I see? Dwarves forging all the gold.

Swing low sweet Stallion, Skynir with the staves.
O, swing low sweet Stallion, Skynir with the staves.

I crossed the meadow, and what did I see? Gerd shining in the nude.
I crossed the meadow, and what did I see? Gerd shining in the nude.

Swing low sweet chariot, Moon running ‘cross the sky.
O, swing low sweet chariot, Moon running ‘cross the sky.

I travelled the plain, and what did I see? Loki with his horde.
I travelled the plain, and what did I see? Loki with his horde.

Swing low sweet chariot, Valkyries come for me.
O, swing low sweet chariot, Valkyries come for me.

I sailed those flames, and what did I see? Ancestors all around.
I sailed those flames, and what did I see? Ancestors all around.