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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

 

Odhin or Calling Down The Hunt
Tune: Ralph Stanley's "Oh Death" as presented here on YouTube.

Odhin
Odhin
Won't you pass me over for another year

Thought and Memory are His friends
I Forget He also sends
High words of his are very sage
He also gives you battle rage

Odhin someone would say
Could you wait to call me for another day
Well I have been in the fray
You called to me and made me play

You freed our feet so we can walk
You seized the runes so we can talk
You gave your eye so you could see
You hanged for us upon the Tree

Odhin
Odhin
Won't you pass me over for another year

Well what is this that I can't see
With ice cold hands taking hold of me
Well he is death none can expel
He’ll open the door to Valhol or Hel

Odhin comes to hunt your soul
This time of wind and rain and cold
Black hounds of his will course and bell
Over earth and sky right down to Hel

Odhin how you're chasing me
Your hounds I hear but can’t yet see
Well you're hunting my body you make me cold
You’ll run my life right out of my soul

Odhin
Odhin
Won't you pass me over for another year

Here I sit in icy blast
Remembering things from my past
Odhin I rode with you
We collected not some few

Freyja she chooses first
After we have done our worst
Ever since cats like me
That's Freyja's debt don't you see

Now my tale I'm free to tell
It's been so long in my soul's well
Now I can take a breath
It's many years since I feared death

Odhin
Odhin
Won't you pass me over for another year
Won't you pass me over for another year
Won't you pass me over for another year

© Copyright Ron Smith AKA Halfdanr, September 2007

License: May be distributed with proper attribution.

Author´s note: I do not recommend actual calling by the faint of heart or those not deadly serious.

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