Voyaging To Vinland (Calvert Robert)

We set the sails and hauled our oars Heading for the gods alone know where In the whale's wake we left our shores Heading for the gods know where. We steered the winds that Asgard sent Heading for the gods alone know where And the waves did rave without relent Heading for the gods know where. So heave me heroes, heave and haul Valhalla hails thee, one and all. Clash of salt-crests, foamed and flew Heading for the gods alone know where Hail and hoar-frost hacked our crew Heading for the gods know where. The Albatrosses in the sky Heading for the gods alone know where Like Valkeyries where the vanquished lie Heading for the gods know where. So heave me heroes, heave and haul Valhalla hails thee, one and all. No time to dream of your fond farms Heading for the gods alone know where Nor to dwell upon your lady's charms Heading for the gods know where. The mighty Midgard-serpent's tail Heading for the gods alone know where Did writhe, and rise up like a flail Heading for the gods know where. So heave me heroes, heave and haul Valhalla hails thee, one and all. The seas turned black as boiling tar Heading for the gods alone know where And shadow-shrouds obscured our star Heading for the gods know where. Then maggot-mouths munched on our hull Heading for the gods alone know where As we drifted in this lurid-lull Heading for the gods know where. So heave me heroes, heave and haul Valhalla hails thee, one and all. And as if this destiny was planned Heading for the gods alone know where Eventually we sighted land Heading for the gods know where. So heave me heroes, heave and haul Valhalla hails thee, one and all.