Dressed Up As Freyja: a filk retelling Thrym’s Lay

I’ve decided to move some of my old religion content off my personal site to this blog. This is perhaps the most important piece to record here for posterity, as I have performed it at a festival at least once each year. That means it gets to be uploaded first.

For the Jimmy Buffett Rite at Trillium 2006, I created this parody (perhaps filk) for a Praise Offering. It went over quite well with the attendees. This is, more-or-less, the version that was sung; I have done slight variants as well.

Dressed Up As Freyja, sung to the tune of Margaritaville (With Apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

Thrym had got Mjollnir
Hammer of Aesir
And he desired Freyja in trade
Freyja said “No Way”,
Heimdall then did say
Dress Thor as Freyja,
and Loki her maid

Chorus:
Dressed up as Freyja, goin’ down to Jotunheim
To retrieve the lost Hammer of Thor
Thor did complain but he’s the giants’ true bane
And he knows that Freyja’s no whore

Thrymr was awed
By Thor-hunger broad
But Loki told him they stopped not to eat
Thrym lifted the veil
And then he turned pale
“How Freyja slept not” was Loki’s deceit

Chorus:
Dressed up as Freyja, goin’ down to Jotunheim
To retrieve the lost Hammer of Thor
Thor did complain but he’s the giants’ true bane
And I think that Thrym will be sore

To hallow the bride
They brought out Thor’s pride
They put his hammer right in his lap
And Thrymr and guests all
Slain were by that maul
That thunderous weapon that helps us hang on

Chorus:
Dressed up as Freyja, goin’ down to Jotunheim
To retrieve the lost Hammer of Thor
Thor did complain but he’s the giants’ true bane
And I know that Thrym is no more
Yes, and Thor did complain but he’s the giants’ true bane
And we know that Thrym is no more.

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Dressed Up As Freyja by Arthur Shipkowski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Author: Arthur Shipkowski

Arthur Shipkowski: engineer and polytheist.

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