"AS IN THE LONG AGO."
A Heathen Hymn.
Life is the Gay Adventure,
Hurrah, Hurrah, and away,
"Leg for boot and saddle"
And off to the high foray.
Treasure untold lies waiting
For lords of the iron-game,
And love and maidens a-plenty
For courage and strength to claim.
Speed, speed, to the raging city,
Where men are tested and tried,
And the bold are always winners
And the vanquished crucified.
Where caverns of steel and concrete
Hold thousands of tons of gold.
And the slaves of a False Messiah,
Are driven and shriven and sold.
In the heart of the weird struggle,
In the midst of the roar and din,
Right there is your fate and fortune.
Right there is the spot to win.
There wicked and bloody dragons
Heap high their golden hoards,
And the Thinker sits in terror
And longs for Sigurd’s sword.
The city, I say for battle,
Hurrah, hurrah, and away,
"Leg for boot and saddle,"
Youth to the Grand Foray.
Lay hands on the Dragon Treasure,
And lay the Dragon low.
Gold Hoards are his who takes them,
As in the Long Ago.