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What's more black than the blackest sloe?

And what is swifter than a roe? Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.

"Where is the bridge that is most broad?

What is, by man, the most abhorred ? Where leads, where leads, the highest road up? And say where the hottest of drink they sup?"

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.

"The sun is rounder than a wheel. They eat at the altar the holiest meal.

The sun in the West goes down to his seat:

And they lay to the East the dead man's feet.

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.

"Snow fills the valleys, one and all. Man is clothed best in the monarch's hall. Thunder cries louder than cranes can ery. Angels in whiteness the swan o vie.

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved: "His beard on his back the lapwing

wears.

His nose 'neath his chin the elfin bears. More black is sin than the blackest sloe:

And thought is swifter than any roe. Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.

"Ice is of bridges the bridge most broad.

The toad is, of all things, the most abhorred.

To paradise leads the highest road up:

And in hell the hottest of drink they sup."

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.

Svend Vonved binds his sword to his side,

It lists him farther to ride, to ride:
He found upon the desolate wold
A burly knight, of aspect bold.

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.

"Now tell me, Rider, noble and good,

Where does the fish stand up in the flood?

Where do they mingle the best, best wine?

And where with his knights does Vidrick dine?

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved."

"The fish in the East stands up in the flood.

They drink in the North the wine so good.

In Halland's hall does Vidrick dine, With his swains around, and his warriors fine."

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved. From his breast Svend Vonved a gold ring drew,

At the foot of the knight the gold ring he threw;

"Go! say thou wert the very last man

Who gold from the hand of Svend Vanved wan."

Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.

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