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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

 

(Notes: The complete song is vast in lenght, about every religion you´ve ever heard of, 
and some you never wanted to know about. Ribald humour - read at your own risk!)

 

The Real Old Time Religion         "Old Time Religion" Guitar performance
Tune: "Old Time Religion",    
trad. Gospel song dating from 1873

Chorus: 
Give me that real old time religion,
Give me that real old time religion
Give me that real old time religion
It's good enough for me!

- ASATRU AND ODINISM -

I hear Valkyries a-comin
In the air their song is comin
They forgot the words! They're hummin! 
But they're good enough for me! 

One-eyed Odin we will follow
And in fighting we will wallow
Till we wind up in Valhallow
Which is good enough for me!

We will drive up to Valhalla 
Riding Beetles, not Impalas 
Singing "Deutschland Uber Alles" 
And that's good enough for me! 

It was good enough for Odin
Though the tremblin' got forbodin'
Then the giants finally strode in,
But it's good enough for me!

It was good enough for Loki 
It was good enough for Loki 
He thinks Thor's a little hokey 
And that's good enough for me! 

Shall we sing a verse for Thor,
Though he leaves the maidens sore?
They always come back for more,
So he's good enough for me!

Shall we sing in praise of Loki, 
Though he left poor Midgard smokey? 
Oh, his sense of humor's hokey, 
But he's good enough for me! 

It was good for Thor and Odin
It was good for Thor and Odin
Grab an axe and get your woad on!
and it's good enough for me!

All the Gods tore into Loki 
Saying Deicide is hokey! 
And they threw him in the pokey! 
And that's good enough for me! 

We will worship now with vigor
The goddess known as Frigga
Tho there are some who don't dig her
She is good enough for me!

Good old Thor's the god of thunder 
Really helps us get our plunder 
Tho his head's still truly dunder 
He is good enough for me! 

If you wanna worship Odin
You don't have to have a coat on
Grab a sword and slap some woad on
And that's good enough for me!

In the halls of Frey and Freya 
All the priestesses will lay ya 
If you're good enough, they'll pay ya! 
And that's good enough for me! 

We will sing a verse for Loki
He's the old Norse god of Chaos
Which is why this verse don't
rhyme or scan or nothin'
But it's good enough for me...

Odin is a mighty thinker 
And he is a heavy drinker 
With the girls he likes to tinker 
So he's good enough for me! 

Give a hand to darlin' Freya
There's no need to ask her "May ya?"
For a necklace she will lay ya!
And that's good enough for me!

We will go and worship Loki 
He will tell a dirty jokie 
And get locked up in the pokey 
But that's good enough for me! 

We will go to Utgard Castle
We'll watch Thor and Elli wrassle
Thor will have a lot of hassle
But he's god enough for me!

We will go and worship Frigga 
And the men will be much bigga
And they won't have a hair-trigga 
And that's good enough for me!

It was good enough for Thor 'n'
I can hear the thunder roarin'
Or maybe it's his snorin'!
But it's good enough for me!

Do you know what brought Balder low 
His Achilles heel, mistletoe 
His systems are no longer "Go" 
But he's good enough for me! 

We will all go worship Hoenir
Who has ears that hear by sonar
And a most impressive boner!
And that's good enough for me!

We will raise our cups to Bragi 
And we'll drink until we're groggy 
And the pretzels get all soggy 
But that's good enough for me! 

It was good enough for Loki
Whose humor was okey-dokey
He'd laugh and take a tokey
And that's good enough for me!

We will ask a boon of Mimir 
With the Northern Lights a-glimmer 
I would not mind being slimmer 
Which is good enough for me! 

We will walk upon ol' Bifrost
Tell ol' Heimdall that we're not lost
Ask Odin what the runes cost
And hit Loki with a pie!

Do you see the great God Tyr? 
He's the one with that huge spear, 
And with Fenrir's tooth-marks here 
And I'm glad they're not in me. 

Now Thor, he's armed with Mjollnir
Why choose that, I've no idear
He should oughta use a spear
but a hammer's fine by me.

It was good enough for Loki 
Tho his tricks are sometimes hokey 
He likes Gumby, he likes Pokey 
And he's good enough for me. 

Odin is the God of Poets
Tho sometimes He doesn't show it
Hope my rhymin' doesn't blow it!
'Cause He's God enough for me!

We'll all worship mighty Odin 
While he's busy there decodin' 
All those runes he found a floatin' 
And it's good enough for me... 

We'll all worship Thor the Thunderer
So he doesn't make a blunder
When he RIPS the clouds asunder
And it's good enough for me...

The song is in the Public Domain.
Verses by various authors, including Leslie Fish, Poul Anderson, Joe Bethancourt & others.
They were collected by the efforts of Joe Bethancourt;
the entire song and more of his art on White Tree Productions.

 

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