Assassin's Creed Valhalla

I recently shared a longship song from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that I called “If You Have a Friend,” pointing out how dark it sounds compared to its lyrical content.

Well, I’ve discovered another song that might actually be a reprise of that previous song. This one uses a lot of turns of phrase that the previous one did, making me think they’re linked.

Here’s a video of the song for context:

And here is a transcription of the lyrics to the best of my ability:

To your friend be a friend.
Gifts you return with gifts.
Laughter met with laughter,
Wisely and willing,
Treason repaid with treachery.

No man should trust a corpse upon the battlefield.
The goods he inherits the strong will cull.
An early sown field should no man trust,
Nor too soon in the sun.

Weather roots the field away to the sun.
Uncertainty rules them both.

Now, I’m not 100% certain about some of those lines, so if you have any corrections, please leave them in the comments below.

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Allen R.
Allen R.
2 years ago

One correction is for the line “And early some feel should no man trust”. The actual line, taken from the Hávamál, is “An early sown field | should no man trust.”

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