We’ve all seen The Immigrant Song meme with the heavy metal Viking kitty belting out the lyrics in the famous Led Zeppelin song. While it was amusing at the time (2006), we’ve come a long way since then.
Riffing off the Norse theme in both The Immigrant Song and the Viking Kitty video that spawned it, behold the final result, The Immigrant Song taken to its logical conclusion: a cover translated into Old Norse, such as was used between 700 A.D. and 1500 A.D.
The cover is by Kerrin Connoly, AKA The Miracle Aligner, who has a Patreon campaign and spends his days creating music in a style called Bardcore, where modern songs are redone using ancient instruments, and often using perioid lyrics. Think of it as medieval filk.
The cover itself is in Icelandic, the language of the Norsemen.
ís ok snœrs landi frá Komum Af miðnótts boði,laugar vellar Æsa hamarr Vil drifum draka vár til noyer landum Að vega hjrøða ok að hlakka ok söngr Valhøl ver komum Fram sveipum með bitinn øra vestr strandi einn sœkjum ís ok snœrs landi frá Komum Af miðnótts boði, laugar vellar Hvo mýkr síns grænar bjoðar blóðs sögur susa megar Af hvé dolgsstormi þegdum síns bardgisherrar ver erum Fram sveipum með bitinn öra vestr strandi einn sœkjum Svo nu fallaðyrka létta ok simða síns betra Þvi at and-fang mega daginn vinna þar allr
This tune was just so bizarre and so well done that we had to have it, and share it with you.
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