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Be You Ware of Him


Copyright © by Jezreell 2003
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I'll sing you a story that seldom is told
Of one who was mighty ere Midgard was old.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

He's Odin's blood-brother and also his doom
Some say that he sent Frigge's son to his tomb.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

His lovers are many - his enemies too -
Be they Goddess so stately - or stallion so true.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

No spear shaft he carries, no sword and no blade
His words are his weapons, the mightiest made.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

He'll shoot with an arrow, his eyesight is keen
But though he pays the price, it's not his gold that's seen.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

He's fathered a wolf and he's fathered a snake
And his daughter will fetch you if false oath you make.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

He laughs about power, he laughs about might -
But he knows the way to put chaos to flight.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

He'll wager his wealth and he'll wager his head -
But you can't take his neck, for that's not what he said.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

He'll fly as a fish and he'll swim in the air
His shape-shifting gift means he could be right there.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

Some people will tell you that now he's been tamed -
But you watch their face as you call on his name.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

He'll take your left hand and he'll lead you in light
But you'll never know if you're wrong or you're right.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

You'll never be safe but you'll never be staid -
He'll show you the pathways where chaos is made.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

No place is his temple, no hall is his home.
He'll sing at your campfire - or borrow your phone.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

But still I will love him, still follow his lead -
Although my inner warnings I will try to heed.
Be you ware of him! Be you ware of him!

Be you ware of him!