This song, a German ‘Schlager’, was a hilarious funny project some years ago. Most of the so-called ‘Viking-music’ can be categorized as rock or hardrock. This ‘Schlager’ was the most opposite kind I could think of at that time. For someone who favors symphonic metal music, one of the most difficult things was not to break out in unstoppable laughing during the recording. The background music was freely offered by a site for karaoke music; they seem to have covered the music from a Dutch song from ’69.
anyway, the quality of the singing convinced me to leave it at this one song. 🙂

The German lyrics translated:

A Viking longboat,
all alone on the sea,
gets into distress there,
it enters the storm.

The straps they’re shatter,
so do rudder and mast,
the waves they smell
that they almost won.


Redbeard had built with his own hand,
the ship made of the finest wood
and when it was ready lying on the beach,
he loudly and proudly proclaimed:
the gold and jewelry from the cities on the Rhine,
they will definitely soon be mine.


A Viking longboat,
all alone on the sea,
gets into distress there,
it enters the storm.

The straps they’re shatter,
so do rudder and mast,
the waves they smell
that they almost won.


The bravest men from near and far
armed with an ax and a sword
came to join Redbeard’s raiding,
the tempting wealth was worth it.
The crew and ship sank in the sea,
none of them ever returned.


A Viking longboat,
all alone on the sea,
gets into distress there,
it enters the storm.

The straps they’re shatter,
so do rudder and mast,
the waves they smell
that they almost won.