“always singing, crashing out”

Via metafilter, here’s some viking related fun. It appears I was wrong about 70% of the lyrics in that song. I thought they were saying, “I wanna go where we can sing and shout” but it was “our only goal will be the western shore” … and … “always singing, crahing out” is actually “on we sweep with threshing oar”.
S’pose I never linked it to Vikings either, but I did get the idea of boats in there. Probably assumed it was about heading to america – maybe. But I know a lot of Led Zep is Tolkein influenced too, which gives nice imagery.

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