Einheri the Eighth

There is only one tune this can be sung to, given it's a pun of "I'm 'Enery the Eighth" using the Heathen/Asatruar concept of the 'Einheri': the valiant warrior slain in battle.
I'm einheri the eighth I am,
einheri the eighth I am, I am;
I got slaughtered at the start of the war,
when only seven had been killed before -
but every one was an einheri
they didn't get a farmer or a thrall.
I'm the eighth man to die who's now an einheri:
and I'm drinking mead in mighty Odhin's hall.

I'm einheri the eighth I am,
einheri the eighth I am, I am;
The Saxon who got me's now a very sick man
And I'm at his bedside with the rest of my clan.
And every one is an enheri:
no one died while drinking or in bed.
For unless you die in battle you're no einheri -
And soon that bloody Saxon will be dead!

©Alexa Duir 2004

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