Elder Scrolls

Add New Page

Elder Scrolls

Ragnar the Red

51,126pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk4 Share
Not to be confused with Ragnar.
"This one's a local favorite and one of the first songs I ever learned. Ragnar the Red."
―The bards of Skyrim[src]

Ragnar the Red is the name of a Nordic song, popular in Skyrim. Bards who will play it upon request include Karita in Dawnstar's Windpeak Inn, Sven in Riverwood, Mikael at The Bannered Mare in Whiterun, and others such as Talsgar the Wanderer. Many of them claim that this song was one of the first they learned. There are instances in which a carriage driver will start singing a verse from the song as a passenger gets on.


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.

(longer pause)

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

(shorter pause)

"Oh, you talk and you lie and you drink all our mead,
Now I think it's high 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 more-
When his ugly red head rolled around on the floor!


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.