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Clear the path, make some space
Don't try and run, cause we will chase you
Through the streets and into caves
All of you are now all our slaves
Lay down your weapons you cannot win
Didn't anyone warn you about Viking Swing

But before you're led on with misdirection
Let me clear up a few misconceptions
None of us are barbaric folk
Most of us don't even smoke
We're not here to raid your land
But we'll take your dancers by the hand
So we can dance along to some Viking Swing

Viking Swing
Much like you've read in the ancient lore
We're the mythic warriors of the dance floor
Viking Swing
Don't think for a second that we're uncivil
If you don't believe us just watch us swivel
At Viking Swing

Now let me make a few things clear
We don't use axes, we don't use spears
Jazz steps are the weapons we choose
Winning all our battles in our dancing shoes
There is no point in resisting
Hit the floor, get your hips a'twistin'
Everyone will be enlisting to Viking Swing

Viking Swing
A revolution will come about
With Suzie Qs and swing outs
Viking Swing
With Ragnor Lodbrock on our side
We'll hit you back with our eagle slides
At Viking Swing

Viking Swing
As soon as out longships hit the shore
We're headed towards your dance floor
Viking Swing
It is decreed, don't try impede us
We'll take your followers and your leaders
Cause everyday we're pillaging

We dance all night to the sun
We dance all night to get some
We dance all night for good fun
We dance all night just like Loki
We dance all night just like Loki...

(At) Viking Swing
It's a state of being, a way of life
From deepest Norway to nearest Fife
Viking Swing
Strike a pose, get yourself spun
Get into a tandem Charleston
Viking Swing
Huzzah to Auden and Charlotte
If you haven't danced with them yet, then you really gotta
Viking Swing
The most fun that you'll have ever seen
Everyone will be jealous that you have been to
Viking Swing

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from Silly Songs About Swing Dancing, released March 13, 2017

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