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Ragnar the Red is the name of a song popular in Skyrim. The lyricist of the song is currently unknown. Places where it can be heard include:


The lyrics of the song were written down by Giraud Gemane. He published it in his book Songs of Skyrim and in its revised edition.

Oh there once was a hero named Ragnar the Red
Who came riding to Whiterun from ole Rorikstead

And the braggart did swagger and brandish his blade
As he told of bold battles and gold he had made

But then he went quiet, did Ragnar the Red
When he met the shieldmaiden Matilda who said;

"Oh, you talk and you lie and you drink all our mead
Now I think that its time that you lie down and bleed"

And so then came clashing and slashing of steel
As the brave lass Matilda charged in full of zeal

And the braggart named Ragnar was boastful no moooooore
When his ugly red head rolled around on the floor