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Amazing Grace MP3
Amazing grace! How sweet that sound
above the battleŽs melee!
These hoofbeats tell me I am found,
picked by a valkyrie.
'Twas Odin taught me fight, not fear,
till heŽd my death decide;
how deeply did I feel his spear
the hour I fell and died.
Thro' many foes I slashed my way,
until my sword grew dull,
my courage brought me to this fray,
and leads me to Valhall.
When we've been there ten thousand years,
we who this honor won,
we'll no less fight and drink cold beers
Than when we first begun.
License: This poem may be freely distributed, provided it remains
unchanged, including the copyright notice and this License:
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Parody of the hymn "Amazing Grace" written by English poet and clergyman
John Newton (17251807).
Tune: Called "New Britain" in William Walker's
"Southern Harmony" (1835), where it appeared for
the first time matched with the hymn text in print. Composer anonymous.
History of the tunes used to "Amazing Grace"