Bright the Eyes Behind the War-Helm

A song for Astrid, who is beloved of us.

http://www.mbouchard.com/misc/Bright-the-Eyes-Behind-the-War-Helm.mp3

There are people in the North-land
who stand strong amid the strife
There among them lives a woman
She, a legend come to life.

Bright the eyes behind her war helm
White the arm that holds the sword
Blood-red hair waves as a banner
Sharpest lightning are her words.

Comes the wish girl
comes the chooser
comes the ones at Odin’s call
with a raven on her shoulder
See the idis leave her hall.

Fair mead-bringer is this lady
holding horn in long-hall warm
she will soon leave for the battle,
Joyful cry o’erwhelms the storm.

Few are places in the Midgard
which could claim such as their own
Valkyrie of Malagentia,
youngest Norn has Eastern home.

Comes the wish girl
comes the chooser
comes the ones at Odin’s call
with a raven on her shoulder
See the idis leave her hall.

Hark ye warriors for the thunder
of her war horse, battle thrall,
Ulfkillsdottir and her raven
come to take you as you fall.

Comes the wish girl
comes the chooser
comes the ones at Odin’s call
with a raven on her shoulder
See the idis leave her hall.

With a raven on her shoulder
Ulfkillsdottir leaves her hall.

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Words and tune by Aneleda with skillful edits and suggestions by Jean.

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